Played in NHL All-Star Game (1950)
Signed as a free agent by Detroit, October 5, 1939. Traded to Boston by Detroit for Roy Conacher, August, 1946. Traded to Montreal by Boston for Jimmy Peters and John Quilty, December 16, 1947. Traded to Detroit by Montreal for Calum MacKay, November 11, 1949. Traded to Cleveland (AHL) by Detroit for cash, June 6, 1951.
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