AHL First All-Star Team (1981) NHL All-Rookie Team (1983)
Signed as a free agent by Montreal, March 9, 1981. Traded to Toronto by Montreal for Toronto's 3rd round choice (later traded to Minnesota Minnesota selected Ken Hodge Jr.) in 1984 Entry Draft, December 17, 1982. Played w/ RHI's Toronto Planets in 1993 (6-9-10-19-20).
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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