Claimed by Anaheim from Vancouver in Waiver Draft, October 3, 1993. Traded to Pittsburgh by Anaheim for J.J. Daigneault, February 21, 1997. Signed as a free agent by Toronto, October 8, 1998. Signed to a professional try-out contract by Chicago, September 12, 2002. Released by Chicago, October 8, 2002. Signed as a free agent by Chicago, October 9, 2002. Spent majority of 2002-03 season as a healthy reserve.
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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