NHL Second All-Star Team (1969)
Played in NHL All-Star Game (1965, 1969)
Loaned to Winnipeg Braves by St. Boniface for Memorial Cup playoffs, April, 1959. Claimed by Montreal from Winnipeg (WHL) in Inter-League Draft, June 7, 1960. Claimed by Boston from Montreal in Intra-League Draft, June 8, 1960. Missed entire 1969-70 season recovering from head injury suffered in exhibition game vs. St. Louis, September 21, 1969. Selected by Winnipeg (WHA) in 1972 WHA General Player Draft, February 12, 1972. Rights traded to New England (WHA) by Winnipeg (WHA) for cash, May, 1972. Traded to Winnipeg (WHA) by New England (WHA) for future considerations, May, 1975.
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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