Brother of Mud USHL Second All-Star Team (1950, 1951) IHL Second All-Star Team (1953)
Traded to Detroit by Duluth (USHL) for cash, October 2, 1939. Signed as a free agent by Quebec (QSHL), November 13, 1941. Traded to Detroit by Quebec (QSHL) for Bob Thorpe, November 16, 1944.
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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