Father of Herb QSHL First All-Star Team (1949)
Traded to Chicago by Detroit with George Gee, Jimmy Peters Sr., Clare Martin, Max McNab and Jim McFadden for $75,000 and future considerations (Hugh Coflin, October, 1951), August 20, 1951.
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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