AHL Second All-Star Team (1942) IHL Second All-Star Team (1953, 1955)
Signed as a free agent by Detroit, December 31, 1940. Signed as a free agent by St. Louis (AHL), October, 1945. Traded to Detroit (Indianapolis-AHL) by Chicago (St. Louis-AHL) with George Blake and cash for Norm McAtee, Jud McAtee, George Ritchie and Roy Sawyer, December 26, 1945. Traded to Chicago by Detroit with Jim Conacher and Bep Guidolin for George Gee and Bud Poile, October 25, 1948. Traded to Detroit by Chicago for Max Quackenbush, September 18, 1951.
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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