Son of Bryan Brother of Bryan Jr. WCHA Second All-Star Team (1965) WCHA First All-Star Team (1966) AHL Second All-Star Team (1969)
Played in NHL All-Star Game (1974, 1975)
Traded to Los Angeles by NY Rangers with Leon Rochefort for Real Lemieux, June 9, 1969. Traded to Montreal by Los Angeles for Dick Duff, January 23, 1970. Traded to California by Montreal for cash, May 22, 1970. Traded to Minnesota by California for Joey Johnston and Walt McKechnie, May 20, 1971. Traded to Detroit by Minnesota for Bill Hogaboam and Los Angeles' 2nd round choice (previously acquired, Minnesota selected Jim Roberts) in 1976 Amateur Draft, February 27, 1976. Signed as a free agent by Washington, February 7, 1979.
We've got to find a way to win a game. He's played well in the minors, now he gets his opportunity. We tried [with Jonathan Bernier]. The way I look at it, you get opportunities and you make the most of it. That's what [James Reimer] did. Now another opportunity is here and Sparks ... you gotta grab it. Is he ready? We'll find out.
— Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock to the Toronto Star on recalling goalie Garret Sparks from the AHL to start Monday in his NHL debut
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