NHL Second All-Star Team (1989)
Signed as a free agent by Tampa Bay, July 21, 1993. Signed as a free agent by Detroit Vipers (IHL), October 23, 1995. Suffered career-ending back injury in practice, November 4, 1995. Named Assistant Coach of Columbus, July 18, 2000.
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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