CIAU All-Canadian Team (1991, 1992)
Signed as a free agent by Edmonton, September 9, 1992. Signed as a free agent by Tampa Bay, September, 1999. Traded to NY Islanders by Tampa Bay for NY Islanders' 7th round choice (later traded back to NY Islanders NY Islanders selected Ryan Caldwell) in 2000 Entry Draft, March 9, 2000. Claimed by Minnesota from NY Islanders in Expansion Draft, June 23, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Ayr (Britain), August 31, 2001.
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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