Brother of Dave
Played in NHL All-Star Game (1983, 1984)
Missed majority of 1984-85 due to leg injury vs. New Jersey, November 18, 1984. Traded to Hartford by NY Rangers with Brian Lawton and Norm MacIver for Carey Wilson and Hartford's 5th round choice (Lubos Rob) in 1990 Entry Draft, December 26, 1988. Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, August 25, 1989.
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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