WHL First All-Star Team (1953)
Played in NHL All-Star Game (1961, 1962)
Claimed by Chicago from NY Rangers in Intra-League Draft, June 3, 1958. Claimed by Boston (Hershey-AHL) from Chicago in Reverse Draft, June 15, 1966. Traded to San Diego (WHL) by Boston for cash, October, 1967.
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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