IHL First All-Star Team (1930)
Signed as a free agent by Toronto, January 14, 1925. Claimed on waivers by Hamilton (Can-Pro) from Toronto, October 16, 1926. Traded to Stratford (Can-Pro) by Hamilton (Can-Pro) with Fred Litzen for Butch Kelterborne, Shorty Quesnel and Roy Bogardis, December 19, 1927. Traded to Mtl. Maroons (Windsor-Can-Pro) by Buffalo (Can-Pro) for Rolly Huard, November 18, 1928. Traded to NY Americans by Mtl. Maroons (Windsor-IHL) with Frank Carson, Red Dutton and Hap Emms for $35,000, May 14, 1930. Traded to London (IHL) by NY Americans for cash, January 28, 1931.
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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