Ben Hatskin Trophy (Best Goaltender WHA) (1976)
Played in NHL All-Star Game (1982)
Played professional baseball w/ Montreal Expos organization in 1971 and 1972. Selected by Indianapolis (WHA) in 1974 WHA Amateur Draft, May, 1974. Signed as a free agent by Cincinnati (WHA), October 12, 1977. Claimed by Quebec from Cincinnati (WHA) in WHA Dispersal Draft, June 9, 1979. Traded to Winnipeg by Quebec for cash, February 10, 1981. Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh, June 30, 1981.
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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