Signed as a free agent by Montreal, October 23, 1932. Traded to Boston (Can-Am) by Montreal for Sheldon Buckles, December 2, 1934. Traded to Providence (AHL) by Boston for cash, October 7, 1936. Traded to New Haven (AHL) by Springfield (AHL) for Obs Heximer, December 1, 1937. Traded to Cleveland (AHL) by NY Rangers for cash, September 11, 1941. Assigned to Minneapolis (AHA) by Cleveland (AHL), October, 1941. Signed as a free agent by Providence (AHL) after being released by Minneapolis (AHA), January 19, 1942.
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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