OHA-Jr. Second All-Star Team (1966) OHA-Jr. First All-Star Team (1967) Calder Memorial Trophy (1968)
Selected by Miami-Philadelphia (WHA) in 1972 WHA General Player Draft, February 12, 1972. Signed as a free agent by Boston after securing release from Philadelphia (WHA), February, 1973. Traded to NY Rangers by Boston for Walt McKechnie, June 12, 1974. Traded to St. Louis by NY Rangers for NY Rangers' 1st round choice (previously acquired, NY Rangers selected Lucien DeBlois) in 1977 Amateur Draft, October 30, 1975. Traded to Vancouver by St. Louis for cash, February 18, 1977. Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh, March 14, 1978.
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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