WHL West First All-Star Team (1986) IHL Second All-Star Team (1990)
Missed majority of 1990-1993 and entire 1993-94 due to knee injury originally vs. Muskegon (IHL), January 6, 1990. Signed as a free agent by Hartford, July 8, 1992. Suffered career-ending knee injury in exhibition game vs. Ottawa, September 14, 1994. Officially announced retirement, September 22, 1994.
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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