OHL First All-Star Team (1985)
Traded to St. Louis by Vancouver for Ernie Vargas, September 29, 1988. Claimed by Florida from St. Louis in Expansion Draft, June 24, 1993. Traded to San Jose by Florida with Florida's 1st round choice (later traded to Tampa Bay Tampa Bay selected Vincent Lecavalier) in 1998 Entry Draft for Viktor Kozlov and Florida's 5th round choice (previously acquired, Florida selected Jaroslav Spacek) in 1998 Entry Draft, November 13, 1997. Missed majority of 1999-2000 due to shoulder injury vs. Montreal, November 23, 1999. Signed as a free agent by Calgary, July 24, 2000. Missed majority of 2003-04 due to abdominal injury vs. NY Islanders, January 6, 2004.
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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