Traded to California by St. Louis for Larry Patey and California's 3rd round choice (later traded back to California California/Cleveland selected Reg Kerr) in 1977 Amateur Draft, November 24, 1975. Transferred to Cleveland after California franchise relocated, August 26, 1976. Traded to NY Islanders by Cleveland with Darcy Regier and Cleveland's 4th round choice (draft choice cancelled by the Cleveland-Minnesota merger) in 1978 Amateur Draft for J. P. Parise and Jean Potvin, January 10, 1978.
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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