NHL rights transferred to Detroit from Chicago Shamrocks (AHA) after AHA club owners purchased Detroit (NHL and IAHL) franchises, September 2, 1932. Traded to Mtl. Maroons by Detroit for Wally Kilrea, September 23, 1934. Traded to Toronto by Mtl. Maroons for $4,000, November 3, 1938. Loaned to Brooklyn by Toronto with Red Heron and Nick Knott and future considerations (cash, February 2, 1942) for Lorne Carr, October 30, 1941.
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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