WCJHL First All-Star Team (1974) NHL Second All-Star Team (1980)
Played in NHL All-Star Game (1980, 1981)
Traded to Detroit by Buffalo with Jim Schoenfeld and Derek Smith for Mike Foligno, Dale McCourt and Brent Peterson, December 2, 1981. Signed as a free agent by Edmonton, September, 1986.
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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