Claimed by St. Louis from Toronto in Expansion Draft, June 6, 1967. Traded to Philadelphia by St. Louis with Gerry Melynk for Lou Angotti and Ian Campbell, June 11, 1968. Traded to Pittsburgh (Hershey-AHL) by Philadelphia with Larry McKillop for Barry Ashbee, May 22, 1970. Traded to Boston by Pittsburgh for Nick Beverley, October 25, 1973. Traded to Los Angeles by Boston for cash, March 13, 1978. Claimed by Los Angeles as a fill-in during Expansion Draft, June 13, 1979.
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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