Signed as a free agent by Montreal, September, 1983. Traded to St. Louis by Montreal with Montreal's 1st round choice (later traded to Vancouver Vancouver selected Shawn Antoski) in 1990 Entry Draft for St. Louis' 1st round choice (Turner Stevenson) in 1990 Entry Draft and St. Louis' 3rd round choice (later traded back to St. Louis, St. Louis selected Nathan LaFayette) in 1991 Entry Draft, January 16, 1989. Traded to Washington by St. Louis with Peter Zezel for Geoff Courtnall, July 13, 1990. Traded to Winnipeg by Washington for Paul MacDermid, March 2, 1992. Signed as a free agent by San Jose, August 13, 1993. Traded to Dallas by San Jose with Doug Zmolek for Ulf Dahlen and Dallas' 7th round choice (Brad Mehalko) in 1995 Entry Draft, March 19, 1994.
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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