NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team (1979) WCHA First All-Star Team (1980) NCAA West First All-American Team (1980)
Traded to Pittsburgh by Philadelphia with Ron Flockhart, Andy Brickley and Philadelphia's 1st (Roger Belanger) and 3rd (later traded to Vancouver Vancouver selected Mike Stevens) round choices in 1984 Entry Draft for Ron Sutter and Pittsburgh's 2nd (Greg Smyth) and 3rd (David McLay) round choices in 1984 Entry Draft, October 23, 1983. Traded to Washington by Pittsburgh for Jim McGeough, March 12, 1985.
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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