CCHA First All-Star Team (1975) AHL First All-Star Team (1979) CHL Second All-Star Team (1981)
Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, October 12, 1977. Claimed by Winnipeg from NY Rangers in Expansion Draft, June 13, 1979. Traded to Minnesota by Winnipeg for cash, July 31, 1981. Signed as a free agent by New Jersey, September 25, 1982. Traded to Edmonton by New Jersey with Paul Miller for Ron Low and Jim McTaggart, February 19, 1983.
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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