Transferred to Mtl. Wanderers from Quebec in Dispersal Draft, November 26, 1917. Suspended by Mtl. Wanderers for refusing to report to NHL club, November 29, 1917. Transferred to Quebec by NHL after Quebec franchise returned to NHL, November 25, 1919. Transferred to Hamilton after Quebec franchise relocated, November 2, 1920. Loaned to Calgary (WCHL) by Hamilton, January 16, 1923. Traded to Toronto by Hamilton with Amos Arbour and Bert Corbeau for Ken Randall, the NHL rights to Corb Denneny and cash, December 14, 1923.
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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