Brother of Fred and Jim
Claimed by Vancouver (WHL) from Chicago in Reverse Draft, June, 1969. NHL rights transferred to Vancouver after NHL club purchased Vancouver (WHL) franchise, December 19, 1969. Selected by Dayton-Houston (WHA) in WHA General Player Draft, February 12, 1972.
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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