Claimed by NY Rangers from Montreal in Intra-League Draft, June, 1955. Claimed by Boston from NY Rangers in Intra-League Draft, June 8, 1960. Traded to Providence (AHL) by Boston for cash, August, 1961. Traded to Baltimore (AHL) by Providence (AHL) with Aldo Guidolin, Willie Marshall and Ian Anderson for Mike Corbett, Ed Lawson and Ken Stephanson, June, 1966.
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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