Signed as a free agent by California, September, 1974. Transferred to Cleveland after California franchise relocated, August 26, 1976. Traded to Colorado by Cleveland with Ralph Klassen for Rick Jodzio and Chuck Arnason, January 9, 1978. Traded to Cleveland by Colorado for cash, May 11, 1978. Placed on Minnesota reserve list after Cleveland-Minnesota Dispersal Draft, June 15, 1979.
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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