EAHL First All-Star Team (1935) Can-Am First All-Star Team (1936)
Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, October 24, 1935. Traded to Chicago by NY Rangers for Alex Levinsky and $5,000, January 16, 1939. Claimed on waivers by Boston from Chicago, September 7, 1945. Traded to Chicago by Boston for cash, October, 1945. Traded to NY Rangers by Chicago for cash, November 1, 1946. Traded to Cleveland (AHL) by NY Rangers with Ab DeMarco for cash, May 5, 1947. Traded to Hershey (AHL) by Cleveland (AHL) with Babe Pratt for Hy Buller, December 24, 1947.
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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