Played in NHL All-Star Game (1971)
Claimed by Los Angeles from Toronto in Expansion Draft, June 6, 1967. Traded to Philadelphia by Los Angeles with Eddie Joyal, Jean Potvin and Ross Lonsberry for Bill Lesuk, Jim Johnson and Serge Bernier, January 28, 1972. Traded to Toronto by Philadelphia for Dave Fortier and Randy Osburn, May 27, 1974. Claimed on waivers by Atlanta from Toronto, May 20, 1975. Traded to Edmonton (WHA) by Atlanta for cash, December, 1976. Rights retained by Edmonton prior to Expansion Draft, June 9, 1979.
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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