WHL Prairie Division Second All-Star Team (1957) WHL First All-Star Team (1961, 1962) WHL Second All-Star Team (1969)
Claimed by Boston from Brandon (WHL) in Inter-League Draft, June 4, 1957. Claimed on waivers by Chicago from Boston, January 7, 1959. Loaned to Montreal (Rochester-AHL) by Chicago to complete transaction that sent Dollard St. Laurent to Chicago (June 3, 1958), February 20, 1959. Traded to LA Blades (WHL) by Chicago (St. Louis-AHL) with Ron Leopold and Gord Vejprava for Lloyd Haddon, August 12, 1963. Traded to Portland (WHL) by LA Blades (WHL) for cash, July, 1967.
We've got to find a way to win a game. He's played well in the minors, now he gets his opportunity. We tried [with Jonathan Bernier]. The way I look at it, you get opportunities and you make the most of it. That's what [James Reimer] did. Now another opportunity is here and Sparks ... you gotta grab it. Is he ready? We'll find out.
— Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock to the Toronto Star on recalling goalie Garret Sparks from the AHL to start Monday in his NHL debut
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