Brother of Brent, Brian, Darryl, Duane and Rich
Traded to St. Louis by Philadelphia with Murray Baron for Dan Quinn and Rod Brind'Amour, September 22, 1991. Traded to Quebec by St. Louis with Garth Butcher and Bob Bassen for Steve Duchesne and Denis Chasse, January 23, 1994. Traded to NY Islanders by Quebec with Quebec's 1st round choice (Brett Lindros) in 1994 Entry Draft for Uwe Krupp and NY Islanders' 1st round choice (Wade Belak) in 1994 Entry Draft, June 28, 1994. Signed as a free agent by Boston, March 9, 1996. Signed as a free agent by San Jose, October 12, 1996. Signed as a free agent by Calgary, February 16, 2001.
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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