OMJHL Second All-Star Team (1980)
Played in NHL All-Star Game (1984)
Traded to Calgary by Pittsburgh for Dan Quinn, November 12, 1986. Traded to St. Louis by Calgary with Craig Coxe and Tim Corkery for Mark Hunter, Doug Gilmour, Steve Bozek and Michael Dark, September 6, 1988. Traded to Philadelphia by St. Louis for Peter Zezel, November 29, 1988. Rights traded to Toronto by Philadelphia for Toronto's 3rd round choice (Vaclav Prospal) in 1993 Entry Draft, July 29, 1991.
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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