Brother of Marian and Anton. Father of Yan. Czech Elite League All-Star Team (1979, 1980) Czechoslovakian Player of the Year (1980) Calder Memorial Trophy (1981) WC-B All-Star Team (1995) Best Forward at WC-B (1995)
Played in NHL All-Star Game (1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1988)
Signed as a free agent by Quebec, August 26, 1980. Traded to New Jersey by Quebec for Craig Wolanin and future considerations (Randy Velischek, August 13, 1990), March 6, 1990. Signed as a free agent by St. Louis, March 9, 1994.
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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