QJHL Second All-Star Team (1949) QSHL Rookie of the Year (1950) EHL North Second All-Star Team (1966)
Played in NHL All-Star Game (1956)
Traded to Ottawa (QHL) by Toronto for cash, October, 1952. Claimed by Toronto from Ottawa (QHL) in Inter-League Draft, June 10, 1953. Traded to Chicago (Buffalo-AHL) by Toronto with Dusty Blair and Frank Sullivan for Brian Cullen, May 4, 1954. Traded to Montreal by Buffalo (AHL) with cash for Gaye Stewart, Eddie Slowinski and Pete Babando, August 17, 1954. Traded to Chicoutimi (QHL) by Montreal with Guy Rousseau and Jacques Deslauriers for Stan Smrke, October 27, 1957. Traded to Florida (EHL) by New Haven (EHL) for Russ McClenaghan, September, 1967.
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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