IHL Second All-Star Team (1976)
Signed as a free agent by Columbus (IHL), September, 1971. Claimed on waivers by Greensboro (SHL) from Columbus (IHL), December, 1971. Rights transferred to LA Sharks (WHA) after WHA club signed Greensboro (SHL) as a minor league affiliate, June, 1973. Signed as a free agent by Chicago, September, 1974.
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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