QMJHL First All-Star Team (1977) QMJHL Second All-Star Team (1978) CHL Second All-Star Team (1984)
Sat out entire 1980-81 season to become unrestricted free agent. Signed as a free agent by Colorado, September 2, 1981. Transferred to New Jersey after Colorado franchise relocated, June 30, 1982. Claimed by NY Rangers from New Jersey in Waiver Draft, October 4, 1982. Signed as a free agent by Washington, August 17, 1984.
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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