Brother of Pat and Gord
Traded to Chicago by Toronto with Cal Gardner, Gus Mortson and Al Rollins for Harry Lumley, September 11, 1952. Loaned to Detroit (Edmonton-WHL) by Chicago for 1952-53 season for the loan of Guyle Fielder for 1952-53 season, October 15, 1952. Traded to Detroit (Edmonton-WHL) by Chicago for Bill Brennan, August 4, 1953.
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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