Alka-Seltzer Plus Award (1995) Frank J. Selke Trophy (1995) Lady Byng Memorial Trophy (1995, 1998, 2002) NHL Foundation Player Award (2002) King Clancy Memorial Trophy (2002)
Played in NHL All-Star Game (1983, 1985, 1990, 1996)
Traded to Pittsburgh by Hartford with Grant Jennings and Ulf Samuelsson for John Cullen, Jeff Parker and Zarley Zalapski, March 4, 1991. Signed as a free agent by Carolina, July 13, 1998. Traded to Toronto by Carolina for Toronto's 4th round choice (later traded to Columbus - Columbus selected Jared Boll) in 2005 Entry Draft, March 9, 2004. Officially announced retirement, September 14, 2005.
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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