Played in NHL All-Star Game (1997, 1999)
Traded to Los Angeles by Washington with Byron Dafoe for Los Angeles' 1st round choice (Alexandre Volchkov) and Dallas' 4th round choice (previously acquired, Washington selected Justin Davis) in 1996 Entry Draft, July 8, 1995. Traded to Boston by Los Angeles with Byron Dafoe for Jozef Stumpel, Sandy Moger and Boston's 4th round choice (later traded to New Jersey New Jersey selected Pierre Dagenais) in 1998 Entry Draft, August 29, 1997. Traded to Toronto by Boston for Toronto's 2nd round choice (Ivan Huml) in 2000 Entry Draft, October 20, 1999. Traded to Washington by Toronto for Tampa Bay's 3rd round choice (previously acquired, Toronto selected Brendan Bell) in 2001 Entry Draft, December 11, 2000.
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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