CJHL Rookie of the Year (1982) OHL First All-Star Team (1986)
Traded to St. Louis by Quebec for Tony Hrkac and Greg Millen, December 13, 1989. Traded to Vancouver by St. Louis with Bret Hedican and Nathan LaFayette for Craig Janney, March 21, 1994. Traded to Hartford by Vancouver with Vancouver's 3rd round choice (later traded to Calgary Calgary selected Paul Manning) in 1998 Entry Draft for Jim Dowd, Frantisek Kucera and Hartford's 2nd round choice (Ryan Bonni) in 1997 Entry Draft, December 19, 1995. Transferred to Carolina after Hartford franchise relocated, June 25, 1997. Traded to Toronto by Carolina for Toronto's 4th round choice (later traded to Nashville Nashville selected Yevgeny Pavlov) in 1999 Entry Draft, January 2, 1998. Traded to Washington by Toronto for Sylvain Cote, March 24, 1998.
Life's about opportunity and how you respond to that opportunity, and obviously he must have some swagger about him, some confidence about him, because he was solid. He made some good saves. He was 6-foot-3 on every shot, which is a good thing for a goalie. He played well. We got a win.
— Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock on rookie goaltender Garret Sparks, who made 24 saves in his first NHL start, a 3-0 win vs. Oilers
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