WCHA First All-Star Team (1962, 1963, 1964) NCAA West First All-American Team (1963, 1964)
Played in NHL All-Star Game (1967)
Signed as a free agent by Montreal, September 20, 1964. Claimed by Minnesota from Montreal in Expansion Draft, June 6, 1967. Claimed by Vancouver (WHL) from Minnesota in Reverse Draft, June 12, 1969.
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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