Traded to Edmonton by New Jersey for Edmonton's 1st round choice (Jason Miller) in 1989 Entry Draft, June 17, 1989. Traded to Philadelphia by Edmonton with Dave Brown and Jari Kurri for Craig Fisher, Scott Mellanby and Craig Berube, May 30, 1991. Signed as a free agent by Ottawa, June 20, 1994. Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh, August 7, 1995. Claimed by NY Islanders from Pittsburgh in Waiver Draft, September 30, 1996.
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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