Traded to Montreal by Toronto for $7,500, May 10, 1940. Loaned to Brooklyn by Montreal for the loan of Red Heron, February 13, 1942. Loaned to Boston by Montreal for 1942-43 season for cash, September, 1942. Missed majority of 1947-48 due to leg injury vs. Detroit, October 25, 1947. Named player/coach of Sydney (CBSHL), September 16, 1949.
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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