Harry "Hap" Holmes Memorial Award (fewest goals against AHL) (1978) (shared with Maurice Barrett) Terry Sawchuk Trophy (fewest goals against CHL) (1982, 1983) (shared with Kelly Hrudey) CHL Second All-Star Team (1983)
Traded to Pittsburgh by Montreal with Pat Hughes for Denis Herron and Pittsburgh's 2nd round choice (Jocelyn Gauvreau) in 1982 Entry Draft, August 30, 1979. Rights traded to NY Islanders by Pittsburgh for future considerations, September 28, 1981.
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