MJHL First All-Star Team (1971) Terry Sawchuk Trophy (fewest goals against CHL) (1976) Max McNab Trophy (Playoff MVP CHL) (1979) Claimed by NY Rangers (Providence-AHL) from Boston in Reverse Draft, June 13, 1973. Traded to Atlanta by NY Rangers for Jerry Byers, September 9, 1975. Traded to Vancouver by Atlanta for Vancouver's 1st round choice (Dave Shand) in 1976 Amateur Draft, January 20, 1976. Traded to Toronto by Vancouver for cash, February 10, 1980.
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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