Traded to Los Angeles (Springfield-AHL) by Toronto for Don Westbrooke, February, 1971. Claimed by Baltimore (AHL) from Los Angeles in Reverse Draft, June 8, 1971. Died of injuries suffered in industrial accident, July 23, 1974.
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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