AHA First All-Star Team (1939) USHL First All-Star Team (1946)
Signed as a free agent by Detroit (Pittsburgh-IAHL), October 30, 1937. Traded to Chicago by Detroit with Don Grosso and Cully Simon for Earl Seibert and future considerations (Fido Purpur), January 4, 1945), January 2, 1945.
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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