Brother of Wilf EHL North First All-Star Team (1967) EHL North Rookie of the Year (1967) John Carlin Trophy (Top Scorer EHL) (1967)
Traded to Philadelphia by Boston for Philadelphia's 1st round choice (Rick MacLeish) in 1970 Amateur Draft, October 18, 1967. Claimed by Vancouver from Philadelphia in Expansion Draft, June 10, 1970. Selected by Chicago (WHA) in 1972 WHA General Player Draft, February 12, 1972. Selected by Denver (WHA) from Chicago (WHA) in WHA Expansion Draft, May, 1975. Traded to New England (WHA) by Denver (WHA) for New England's 1st round choice (later traded to Indianapolis Indianapolis selected Bob Simpson) in WHA Amateur Draft, June 26, 1975. Traded to Indianapolis (WHA) by New England (WHA) for Gary MacGregor, November, 1976.
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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