Traded to Minnesota by Hartford for Mark Janssens, September 3, 1992. Transferred to Dallas after Minnesota franchise relocated, June 9, 1993. Traded to Buffalo by Dallas with Dallas' 7th round choice (Steve Webb) in 1994 Entry Draft for Gord Donnelly, December 15, 1993. Signed as a free agent by Chicago, September 18, 1995. Traded to Washington by Chicago for Washington's 9th round choice (later traded back to Washington Washington selected Igor Schadilov) in 1999 Entry Draft, October 15, 1998. Signed as a free agent Grand Rapids (AHL), September 24, 2001. Signed as a free agent by EV Zug (Swiss), October 7, 2002.
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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