GPAC First All-Star Team (1984) GPAC MVP (1984) CIAU All-Canadian (1984, 1985) Canadian University Player of the Year (1984, 1985); NHL All-Rookie Team (1986)
Played in NHL All-Star Game (1989)
Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, September 26, 1985. Traded to Washington by NY Rangers with Bob Crawford and Kelly Miller for Bob Carpenter and Washington's 2nd round choice (Jason Prosofsky) in 1989 Entry Draft, January 1, 1987. Traded to Toronto by Washington with St. Louis' 1st round choice (previously acquired, Toronto selected Eric Fichaud) in 1994 Entry Draft for Rob Pearson and Philadelphia's 1st round choice (previously acquired, Washington selected Nolan Baumgartner) in 1994 Entry Draft, June 28, 1994. Traded to Vancouver by Toronto for Sergio Momesso, July 8, 1995.
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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