BCJHL First All-Star Team (1978) NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team (1979) WCHA First All-Star Team (1980) NCAA West First All-American Team (1980)
Signed as a free agent by Washington, June 5, 1980. Traded to Calgary by Washington with George White, Washington's 6th round choice (Mats Kihlstrom) in 1982 Entry Draft, 3rd round choice (Perry Berezan) in 1983 Entry Draft and 2nd round choice (Paul Ranheim) in 1984 Entry Draft for Pat Riggin and Ken Houston, June 9, 1982.
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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