CHL First All-Star Team (1981)
Missed majority of 1978-79 season in retirement. Traded to Colorado by Toronto with Trevor Johansen for Paul Gardner, March 13, 1979. Traded to Edmonton by Colorado for Bobby Schmautz, February 25, 1980. Died of injuries suffered in automobile accident following CHL finals, May 30, 1981.
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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