Missed majority of 1991-92 due to thigh injury vs. Los Angeles, October 10, 1991. Traded to Chicago by Calgary for Trent Yawney, December 16, 1991. Traded to NY Rangers by Chicago with Brian Noonan for Tony Amonte and the rights to Matt Oates, March 21, 1994. Traded to St. Louis by NY Rangers for Ian Laperriere, December 28, 1995. Traded to San Jose by St. Louis for Darren Turcotte, July 24, 1997. Signed as a free agent by Florida, August 2, 2002. Officially announced his retirement, July 29, 2003.
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