Father of Dave and Paul EAHL First All-Star Team (1946) John Carlin Trophy (EAHL Top Scorer) (1946) AHL Second All-Star Team (1958)
Played in NHL All-Star Game (1948, 1949)
Traded to Toronto by NY Rangers with Bill Juzda, Rene Trudell and the rights to Frank Mathers for Wally Stanowski and Moe Morris, April 26, 1948. Missed majority of 1949-50 due to broken jaw vs. Montreal, November 11, 1949. Traded to Chicago by Toronto with Ray Hannigan, Al Rollins and Gus Mortson for Harry Lumley, September 11, 1952. Traded to Boston by Chicago for cash, June 26, 1953. Named playing coach of Springfield (AHL), July 27, 1957.
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