SAN JOSE, CA - OCTOBER 30: Logan Couture #39 of the San Jose Sharks skates on to the ice for a game against the Colorado Avalanche at the HP Pavilion on October 30, 2009 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/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