CPHL First All-Star Team (1968) CHL First All-Star Team (1969) Ken McKenzie Trophy (Rookie of the Year CPHL) (1968) Scoring Leader CHL (1969) Most Valuable Player CHL) (1969)
Traded to St. Louis by Boston for St. Louis' 1st round choice (Ron Plumb) in 1970 Amateur Draft, May 26, 1970. Traded to NY Rangers by St. Louis with Gene Carr and Wayne Connelly for Jack Egers, Andre Dupont and Mike Murphy, November 15, 1971. Traded to Buffalo by NY Rangers for Buffalo's 2nd round choice (Larry Sacharuk) in 1972 Amateur Draft, January 14, 1972.
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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