TORONTO - SEPTEMBER 16: Tyler Bozak #42 of the Toronto Maple Leafs is stopped on a breakaway by Dany Sabourin #32 of the Boston Bruins during their NHL game at the Air Canada Centre September 16, 2009 in Toronto, Ontario. (Photo By Dave Sandford/Getty Images)
You don't see many. The [Drew] Doughtys, the [P.K.] Subbans, those are guys that create offense from the back and then on top of that ability, the size that he has. In the West you play against some pretty big players, and being able to clear the crease and contain the [Ryan] Getzlafs and the [Corey] Perrys and [Anze] Kopitars and players like that, we're excited about him going back there.
— Sharks general manager Doug Wilson on Brent Burns returning back to defense