WCHA First All-Star Team (1982, 1984) WCHA Second All-Star Team (1983) NCAA West First All-American Team (1984) AHL First All-Star Team (1985) Harry ``Hap'' Holmes Memorial Award (fewest goals against AHL) (1985) Aldege "Baz" Bastien Memorial Award (Outstanding Goaltender AHL) (1985)
Played in NHL All-Star Game (1993)
Signed as a free agent by Minnesota, April 1, 1984. Transferred to Dallas after Minnesota franchise relocated, June 9, 1993. Traded to Boston by Dallas for Andy Moog to complete transaction that sent Gord Murphy to Dallas (June 20, 1993), June 25, 1993. Signed as a free agent by St. Louis, June 29, 1994.
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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