MONTREAL- SEPTEMBER 24: Patrice Brisebois of the Montreal Canadiens speaks to the media to announce his retirement from professional hockey prior to the NHL Preseason game between the Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens on September 24, 2009 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, 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