Missed entire 1931-32 and 1932-33 seasons competing for Canada in the 1932 Olympics and 1933 World Championships in the 400-metre hurdles. Missed majority of 1934-35 due to leg injury in training camp, October 21, 1934.
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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