AAU First All-Star Team (1940) NCAA All-American (1940) EAHL First All-Star Team (1943) Lester Patrick Trophy (1977)
Traded to St. Louis (AHL) by Chicago for cash, October 28, 1948. Traded to Minneapolis (USHL) by St. Louis (AHL) for cash, September 4, 1949.
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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