EHL First All-Star Team (1960) EPHL First All-Star Team (1961) WHL Second All-Star Team (1962)
Traded to Chicago by Montreal for cash, September 10, 1959. Claimed by Boston from Spokane (WHL) in Inter-League Draft, June 4, 1962. Traded to Toronto by Boston to complete transaction that sent Jacques Plante to Boston (March 3, 1973), May 22, 1973. Traded to St. Louis by Toronto for Gary Sabourin, May 27, 1974. Traded to Chicago by St. Louis for cash, January 27, 1978.
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