EAHL First All-Star Team (1945) USHL First All-Star Team (1949, 1950) Herman W. Paterson Cup (USHL MVP) (1950) AHL First All-Star Team (1952) John B. Sollenberger Trophy (Leading Scorer AHL) (1952) Les Cunningham Award (MVP AHL) (1952) QHL Second All-Star Team (1955) OSHL Second All-Star Team (1958)
Claimed by Toronto from Fort Worth (USHL) in Inter-League Draft, June, 1946. Traded to Detroit by Toronto with Doug Baldwin for Gerry Brown, September 21, 1946. Traded to Chicago by Detroit with Adam Brown for Leo Reise and Pete Horeck, December 9, 1946. Traded to Providence (AHL) by Chicago for cash, August 30, 1951. Traded to Quebec (QHL) by Providence (AHL) for cash, July 14, 1953.
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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