Brother of Jim WCJHL First All-Star Team (1978)
Traded to Los Angeles by Buffalo with Sean McKenna and Ken Baumgartner for Brian Engblom and Doug Smith, January 30, 1986. Traded to Buffalo by Los Angeles for Bob Logan and Buffalo's 9th round choice (Jim Giacin) in 1989 Entry Draft, October 21, 1988.
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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