Youngest player (16 years, 11 months) to play in a NHL game, November 12, 1942. (Toronto 3, Boston 1). Traded to Detroit by Boston for Billy Taylor, October 15, 1947. Traded to Chicago by Detroit with Jim Conacher and Doug McCaig for George Gee and Bud Poile, October 25, 1948. Traded to North Bay (NOHA) by Ottawa (QHL) for cash, December 17, 1954.
Life's about opportunity and how you respond to that opportunity, and obviously he must have some swagger about him, some confidence about him, because he was solid. He made some good saves. He was 6-foot-3 on every shot, which is a good thing for a goalie. He played well. We got a win.
— Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock on rookie goaltender Garret Sparks, who made 24 saves in his first NHL start, a 3-0 win vs. Oilers
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