Played in NHL All-Star Game (1950)
Traded to Detroit by St. Louis (AHL) with Bill Brennan for Fern Gauthier, Cliff Simpson, Ed Nicholson and future considerations, August 29, 1949. Traded to Chicago by Detroit with Lee Fogolin for Bert Olmstead and Vic Stasiuk, December 2, 1950.
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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