OHL First All-Star Team (1986) OHL Second All-Star Team (1987)
Signed as a free agent by Philadelphia, September 30, 1984. Claimed by Washington from Philadelphia in NHL Waiver Draft, October 2, 1989. Traded to Hartford by Washington for Mark Hunter and future considerations (Yvon Corriveau, August 20, 1992), June 15, 1992. Traded to NY Rangers by Hartford with Steve Larmer, Barry Richter and Hartford's 6th round choice (Yuri Litvinov) in 1994 Entry Draft for Darren Turcotte and James Patrick, November 2, 1993. Traded to Toronto by NY Rangers for Bill Berg, February 29, 1996. Suffered career-ending concussion in exhibition game vs. NY Rangers, September 17, 1997.
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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