Swedish World All-Star Team (1986)
Traded to Edmonton by Winnipeg with Winnipeg's 7th round choice (Curtis Sheptak) in 1994 Entry Draft for Edmonton's 3rd round choice (Tavis Hansen) in 1994 Entry Draft, December 6, 1993. Claimed on waivers by Anaheim from Edmonton, January 16, 1996. Traded to Pittsburgh by Anaheim with Alex Hicks for Shawn Antoski and Dmitri Mironov, November 19, 1996. Signed as a free agent by Anaheim, August 28, 1998. Signed as a free agent by Detroit, May 24, 2001. Signed as a free agent by Anaheim, July 12, 2002. Signed as a free agent by HV 71 (Sweden), July 9, 2003.
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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