Father of Nick QJHL First Team All-Star (1966) Shared Vezina Trophy with Gump Worsley (1968) NHL Second All-Star Team (1975, 1977) Canada Cup All-Star Team (1976)
Played in NHL All-Star Game (1973, 1975, 1978)
Traded to Los Angeles by Montreal for Denis DeJordy, Dale Hoganson, Noel Price and Doug Robinson, November 4, 1971. Signed as a free agent by Detroit, August 8, 1978. Traded to Boston by Detroit for Gilles Gilbert, July 15, 1980.
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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