Transferred to New Jersey by Detroit with Dave Barr as compensation for Detroit's signing of free agent Troy Crowder, September 9, 1991. Traded to Dallas by New Jersey with Jason Arnott and New Jersey's 1st round choice (later traded to Columbus later traded to Buffalo Buffalo selected Dan Paille) in 2002 Entry Draft for Joe Nieuwendyk and Jamie Langenbrunner, March 19, 2002. Signed as a free agent by Montreal, July 4, 2002. Officially announced retirement, September 13, 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
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