Academy Award-nominated film director, writer and producer Jason Reitman will follow the Vancouver Canucks throughout Playoffs. A diehard Canucks fan, Jason is best known for his directorial debut, Thank You for Smoking and Best Picture nominee, Juno. He is currently on location in St. Louis directing Up in the Air, a feature film which he wrote and stars George Clooney.
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