Brother of Bill and Bob OHA-Jr. First All-Team (1961) CPHL First All-Star Team (1964) Most Valuable Defenseman CPHL (1964) CHL Second All-Star Team (1977) Tommy Ivan Trophy (MVP CHL) (1977)
Played in NHL All-Star Game (1970, 1971, 1973, 1974)
Claimed by Detroit from Montreal in Intra-League Draft, June 4, 1962. Traded to Springfield (AHL) by Detroit for cash, August, 1964. NHL rights transferred to Los Angeles after NHL club purchased Springfield (AHL) franchise, May, 1967. Traded to NY Rangers by Los Angeles for Trevor Fahey, Ken Turlick and Jim Murray, June 16, 1967. Traded to St. Louis by NY Rangers with Red Berenson for Ron Stewart and Ron Attwell, November 29, 1967.
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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