Brother of Mike WCHA Second All-Star Team (1980) NCAA West First All-American Team (1980) AHL First All-Star Team (1984) AHL Second All-Star Team (1989) Fred T. Hunt Memorial Award (Sportsmanship AHL) (1989, 1990)
Traded to Edmonton by Winnipeg for future considerations, July 3, 1986. Signed as a free agent by Detroit, July 1, 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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