Claimed by Chicago from Cleveland (AHL) in Inter-League Draft, May 12, 1944. Traded to Detroit by Chicago with Leo Reise for Adam Brown and Ray Powell, December 9, 1946. Traded to Boston by Detroit with Bill Quackenbush for Pete Babando, Clare Martin, Lloyd Durham and Jimmy Peters, August 16, 1949. Traded to Chicago by Boston for cash, November 1, 1951.
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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