USHL First All-Star Team (1947, 1948) USHL Second All-Star Team (1950)
Traded to Detroit by Toronto with Ray Powell for Gerry Brown, September 21, 1946. Traded to Chicago by Detroit for cash, June, 1947. Traded to Cleveland (AHL) by Chicago (Kansas City-USHL) for Ed Wares, January 28, 1949. Traded to Chicago (Kansas City-USHL) by Cleveland (AHL) with Ralph Wycherley for Al Rollins, September 13, 1949.
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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