ECAC Second All-Star Team (1987) ECAC First All-Star Team (1988) ECAC Player of the Year (1988) NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team (1988) IHL Second All-Star Team (1990)
Traded to Minnesota by Calgary for Minnesota's 2nd round choice (later traded to New Jersey New Jersey selected Chris Gotziaman) in 1990 Entry Draft, September 5, 1989. Claimed by San Jose from Minnesota in Dispersal Draft, May 30, 1991.
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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