OHA-Jr. First All-Star Team (1961) WHA Second All-Star Team (1973)
Traded to Detroit by Toronto with Billy Harris and Andy Bathgate for Lowell MacDonald, Marcel Pronovost, Eddie Joyal, Larry Jeffrey and Aut Erickson, May 20, 1965. Traded to Oakland by Detroit with Doug Roberts, Howie Young and Chris Worthy for Bob Baun and Ron Harris, May 27, 1968. Selected by Alberta (WHA) in 1972 WHA General Player Draft, February 12, 1972. WHA rights traded to Cleveland (WHA) by Alberta (WHA) for cash, August, 1972.
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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