Brother of David
Claimed by Anaheim from Toronto in Expansion Draft, June 24, 1993. Traded to NY Islanders by Anaheim with J.J. Daigneault and Mark Janssens for Travis Green, Doug Houda and Tony Tuzzolino, February 6, 1998. Signed as a free agent by Washington, August 9, 1999. Signed as a free agent by Philadelphia (AHL), January 2, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Philadelphia, January 15, 2003.
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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