WHL West First All-Star Team (1987)
Signed as a free agent by Winnipeg, June 13, 1988. Traded to Washington by Winnipeg with Craig Duncanson and Simon Wheeldon for Bob Joyce, Tyler Larter and Kent Paynter, May 21, 1991. Traded to Boston by Washington with future considerations for John Byce and Dennis Smith, February 24, 1992. Claimed By Buffalo from Boston in NHL Waiver Draft, October 2, 1995. Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, August 9, 1996. Officially announced retirement and named Head Coach of Austin (WPHL), June 10, 1999.
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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