UNIONDALE, NY - SEPTEMBER 23: Tim Sestito #47 of the New Jersey Devils checks Calvin de Haan #3 of the New York Islanders during preseason action at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on September 23, 2009 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/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