WHL Second All-Star Team (1979) AHL First All-Star Team (1981) Eddie Shore Award (Outstanding Defenseman AHL) (1981)
Claimed by Winnipeg from Montreal in Waiver Draft, October 5, 1981. Traded to Minnesota by Winnipeg with the rights to Tom Ward for Tim Young, August 3, 1983. Claimed by St. Louis from Minnesota in Waiver Draft, October 9, 1984. Claimed by Calgary from St. Louis in Waiver Draft, October 7, 1985. Claimed on waivers by Minnesota from Calgary, October 7, 1985. Signed as a free agent by Vancouver, March 1, 1987.
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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