EAHL Second All-Star Team (1936) Herman W. Paterson Cup (USHL MVP) (1947) Lester Patrick Trophy (1977)
Claimed by Toronto from NY Rangers (Philadelphia-Can-Am) in Inter-League Draft, May 7, 1936. Traded to NY Americans by Toronto with Buzz Boll, Busher Jackson, Jimmy Fowler and Doc Romnes for Sweeney Schriner, May 18, 1939. Team name changed to Brooklyn Americans prior to 1941-42 season. Rights transferred to Detroit from Brooklyn in Special Dispersal Draw, September 11, 1943.
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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