Brother of Sprague
Traded to Mtl. Wanderers (NHA) by Quebec (NHA) for cash, January, 1911. Granted wartime exemption on condition that he not play professional hockey in 1917-18. Rights retained by Mtl. Wanderers after NHA folded, November 26, 1917. Signed as a free agent by Montreal, December 9, 1918. 1923-24 Stanley Cup totals includes series with Calgary (WCHL) and Vancouver (PCHA). Released by Montreal, September, 1925. Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh and named player/coach, October 18, 1925.
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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