Brother of Gilbert OHA-Jr. Second All-Star Team (1970) OHA-Jr. First All-Star Team (1971) Lady Byng Trophy (1975, 1977) NHL First All-Star Team (1977, 1980) WEC-A Best Forward (1978) NHL Second All-Star Team (1979, 1981) Lester B. Pearson Award (1979, 1980) Art Ross Trophy (1980) Lester Patrick Trophy (2006)
Played in NHL All-Star Game (1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1981, 1983, 1985)
Signed as a free agent by Los Angeles, June 17, 1975. Traded to Los Angeles by Detroit with Bart Crashley for Dan Maloney, Terry Harper and Los Angeles' 2nd round choice (later traded to Minnesota Minnesota selected Jim Roberts) in 1976 Amateur Draft, June 23, 1975. Traded to NY Rangers by Los Angeles with Jeff Crossman and Los Angeles' 3rd round choice (later traded to Minnesota Minnesota selected Murray Garbutt) in 1989 Entry Draft for Bob Carpenter and Tom Laidlaw, March 10, 1987.
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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