BCJHL First All-Star Team (1978) AHL Second All-Star Team (1985) AHL First All-Star Team (1987) Fred T. Hunt Memorial Award (Sportsmanship AHL) (1987, 1991)
Signed as a free agent by Hartford, August 10, 1980. Signed as a free agent by New Jersey, September 14, 1982. Signed as a free agent by Detroit, July 15, 1985.
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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