NHL Second All-Star Team (1936) NHL First All-Star Team (1937, 1940) Hart Trophy (1940)
Played in NHL All-Star Game (1937, 1939)
Signed as a free agent by Saskatoon (WCHL), December 25, 1924. Suspended by Saskatoon (PrHL) for refusing to report to team, December 22, 1926. Barred from playing in the NHL after it was determined he had a valid contract with Saskatoon (PrHL), January 17, 1927. Traded to Detroit by Saskatoon (PrHL) for $4,000, February 2, 1927. Missed majority of the 1941-42 and 1942-43 due to knee surgery, December 1, 1941.
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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