Lee, 24, was New York's sixth-round pick (No. 152) at the 2009 NHL Draft. He had nine goals and five assists in 22 games for the Islanders last season, and 22 goals and 41 points in 54 games for the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the American Hockey League.
A second-round pick (No. 40) of the Islanders in 2008, Ness played 20 games last season and had a goal and two assists. He had 20 points (six goals, 14 assists) in 48 games for Bridgeport.
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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