VANCOUVER, CANADA - OCTOBER 17: The puck trickles past Goalie Roberto Luongo #1 of the Vancouver Canucks after failling to stop a shot by Mikko Koivu #9 of the Minnesota Wild (not pictured) during the first period of NHL action on October 17, 2009 at General Motors Place in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Rich Lam/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