OHA-Jr. Second All-Star Team (1959) WEC-A All-Star Team (1961) WHL Second All-Star Team (1969) OHA-Sr. First All-Star Team (1972, 1973, 1974)
Signed as a free agent by Toronto, June 5, 1961. Rights transferred to Vancouver (WHL) after WHL club purchased Rochester (AHL) franchise, August 13, 1968. Claimed by Minnesota from Vancouver (WHL) in Inter-League Draft, June 10, 1969. Claimed by Vancouver from Minnesota in Expansion Draft, June 10, 1970.
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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