Traded to St. Louis by Philadelphia for Mike Bullard, November 29, 1988. Traded to Washington by St. Louis with Mike Lalor for Geoff Courtnall, July 13, 1990. Traded to Toronto by Washington with Bob Rouse for Al Iafrate, January 16, 1991. Transferred to Dallas by Toronto with Grant Marshall as compensation for Toronto's signing of free agent Mike Craig, August 10, 1994. Signed as a free agent by St. Louis, October 19, 1995. Traded to New Jersey by St. Louis for Chris McAlpine and New Jersey's 9th round choice (James Desmarais) in 1999 Entry Draft, February 11, 1997. Traded to Vancouver by New Jersey for Vancouver's 5th round choice (Anton But) in 1998 Entry Draft, February 5, 1998.
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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