Son of Cal Brother of Paul OMJHL Second All-Star Team (1971, 1972) OMJHL - MVP (1971)
Traded to St. Louis by Montreal for St. Louis' 1st round choice (Doug Risebrough) in 1974 Amateur Draft, March 9, 1974. Traded to California by St. Louis with Butch Williams for Craig Patrick and Stan Gilbertson, November 11, 1974. Transferred to Cleveland after California franchise relocated, August 26, 1976. Placed on Minnesota Reserve List after Minnesota-Cleveland Dispersal Draft, June 15, 1978. Transferred to Los Angeles by Minnesota with Rick Hampton and Steve Jensen as compensation for Minnesota's signing of free agent Gary Sargent, July 15, 1978. Signed as a free agent by Philadelphia, January 21, 1980.
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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