TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 26: Jason Williams #29 of the Detroit Red Wings tries to elude Matt Stajan #14 of the Toronto Maple Leafs in a pre-season game on September 26, 2009 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario.(Photo by Claus Andersen/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