Transferred to Quebec by St. Louis with Claude Julien as compensation for St. Louis' signing of Jacques Demers as coach, August 19, 1983. Traded to Winnipeg by Quebec for Mario Marois, December 6, 1988. Traded to Buffalo by Winnipeg with Dave McLlwain, Winnipeg's 5th round choice (Yuri Khmylev) in 1992 Entry Draft and future considerations for Darrin Shannon, Mike Hartman and Dean Kennedy, October 11, 1991. Traded to Dallas by Buffalo for James Black and Dallas' 7th round choice (Steve Webb) in 1994 Entry Draft, December 15, 1993.
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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