Brother of Barclay and Bob AHL Second All-Star Team (1975)
Traded to Minnesota by Montreal with the rights to Barrie Meissner and Leo Thiffault for Bryan Watson, June 6, 1967. Claimed by NY Rangers from Minnesota in Intra-League Draft, June 12, 1968. Traded to St. Louis by NY Rangers with Camille Henry and Robbie Irons for Don Caley and Wayne Rivers, June 13, 1968. Claimed by Atlanta from St. Louis in Expansion Draft, June 6, 1972. Claimed by Minnesota from Atlanta in Intra-League Draft, June 12, 1973.
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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