AHA Second All-Star Team (1942) TMHL MVP (1944) AHL First All-Star Team (1947)
Signed as a free agent by Detroit, October 14, 1941. Traded to Chicago by Detroit for Bernie Strongman, September, 1946. Died from injuries suffered in automobile accident (March 7, 1951), March 10, 1951.
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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