As a member of the Petes, Chris Pronger was named the CHL's best defenseman in 1993 before being selected second overall in the 1993 Draft. Since then, he has won two Olympic gold medals, the Stanley Cup and the Hart Trophy.
Life's about opportunity and how you respond to that opportunity, and obviously he must have some swagger about him, some confidence about him, because he was solid. He made some good saves. He was 6-foot-3 on every shot, which is a good thing for a goalie. He played well. We got a win.
— Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock on rookie goaltender Garret Sparks, who made 24 saves in his first NHL start, a 3-0 win vs. Oilers
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