Brother of Peter WJC-A All-Star Team (1981) WJC-A - Best Forward (1981) Swedish World All-Star Team (1982) Swedish Player of the Year (1982)
Traded to New Jersey by Vancouver with Vancouver's 2nd (Jeff Christian) and 4th (Matt Ruchty) round choices in 1988 Entry Draft for Kirk McLean, Greg Adams and New Jersey's 2nd round choice (Leif Rohlin) in 1988 Entry Draft, September 15, 1987.
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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