AHL First All-Star Team (1991) John B. Sollenberger Trophy (Leading Scorer AHL) (1991) Les Cunningham Award (MVP AHL) (1991) NHL All-Rookie Team (1992)
Traded to Edmonton by New Jersey with Zdeno Ciger for Bernie Nicholls, January 13, 1993. Traded to Chicago by Edmonton for Adam Bennett, October 7, 1993. Traded to Los Angeles by Chicago for Los Angeles' 4th round choice (Steve McLaren) in 1994 Entry Draft, March 21, 1994. Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh, July 10, 1996. Claimed on waivers by Anaheim from Pittsburgh, October 4, 1996.
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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