Signed as a free agent by Boston, March 23, 1949. Traded to Chicago by Boston for cash, January 21, 1954. Traded to Detroit by Chicago with Bob Bailey, Nick Mickoski and Hec Lalande for Earl Reibel, Billy Dea, Lorne Ferguson and Bill Dineen, December 17, 1957. Traded to Hershey (AHL) by Detroit with Pete Conacher and Marc Reaume for Howie Young, January, 1961.
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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