OHL Rookie of the Year (1985) OHL First All-Star Team (1987) IHL Second All-Star Team (2001) Leo P. Lamoureux Memorial Trophy (Leading Scorer IHL) (2001) (tied with Steve Larouche)
Traded to Hartford by NY Islanders for Hartford's 5th round choice (Adam Edinger) in 1997 Entry Draft, March 18, 1997. Signed as a free agent by Toronto, July 4, 1997. Traded to St. Louis by Toronto for Tyler Harlton and future considerations, October 20, 1999. Signed as a free agent by Ottawa, August 10, 2000. Signed as a free agent with Munchen (Germany), July 13, 2001. Signed as a free agent by Detroit, July 24, 2002.
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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