Played in NHL All-Star Game (1961, 1965)
Signed as a free agent by Toronto, January 8, 1953. Traded to Chicago by Toronto with Harry Lumley for $40,000, May 21, 1956. Played weekend games only during 1956-57 season while attending University of Toronto. Selected by Dayton-Houston (WHA) in 1972 WHA General Player Draft, February 12, 1972. WHA rights traded to Chicago (WHA) by Houston (WHA) for future considerations, June, 1973.
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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