OHL - Rookie of the Year (1987) OHL First All-Star Team (1988,1989) OHL - MVP (1988)
Traded to Hartford by Montreal for Hartford's 2nd round choice (Valeri Bure) in 1992 Entry Draft, September 17, 1991. Transferred to Carolina after Hartford franchise relocated, June 25, 1997. Traded to Calgary by Carolina with Jean-Sebastien Giguere for Gary Roberts and Trevor Kidd, August 25, 1997. Signed as a free agent by Vancouver, August 19, 1999. Signed as a free agent by Columbus, August 15, 2002. Signed as a free agent by Washington, August 9, 2005. Released by Washington, January 28, 2006.
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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