Brother of Jack Hockey East First All-Star Team (1988, 1989) NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team (1988)
Traded to Vancouver by Pittsburgh with Andrew McBain and Dan Quinn for Rod Buskas, Barry Pederson and Tony Tanti, January 8, 1990. Missed majority of 1991-92 due to knee injury originally vs. Minnesota, November 27, 1990. Traded to Tampa Bay by Vancouver with Vancouver's 4th round choice (later traded to New Jersey later traded to Calgary Calgary selected Ryan Duthie) in 1994 Entry Draft for Anatoli Semenov, November 3, 1992. Traded to San Jose by Tampa Bay for Peter Ahola, June 19, 1993. Traded to Boston by San Jose for cash, November 5, 1993.
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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