QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC - SEPTEMBER 20: Tomas Plekanec #14 of the Montreal Canadiens is chsed by Chuck Kobasew #12 of the Boston Bruins during their NHL Preseason game on September 20, 2009 at the Colisee Pepsi in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Richard Wolowicz/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