WHL East First All-Star Team (1986, 1987)
Traded to Washington by Winnipeg for John Druce and Toronto's 4th round choice (previously acquired by Washington later traded to Detroit Detroit selected John Jakopin) in 1993 Entry Draft, October 1, 1992. Traded to Tampa Bay by Washington for a conditional draft choice (later traded back to Tampa Bay in the Joe Reekie trade, March 21, 1994), October 22, 1993. Signed as a free agent by Ottawa, June 21, 1994. Signed as a free agent by Dallas, September 6, 1996.
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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