CCHA First All-Star Team (1992)
Traded to Colorado by Washington with Washington's 1st (Scott Parker) and 4th (later traded back to Washington Washington selected Krys Barch) in 1998 Entry Draft for Curtis Leschyshyn and Chris Simon, November 2, 1996. Missed remainder of 1996-97 and majority of 1997-98 due to knee injury vs. Chicago, May 13, 1996. Traded to Philadelphia by Colorado for Shjon Podein, November 12, 1998. Officially announced retirement, November 21, 2000.
We've got to find a way to win a game. He's played well in the minors, now he gets his opportunity. We tried [with Jonathan Bernier]. The way I look at it, you get opportunities and you make the most of it. That's what [James Reimer] did. Now another opportunity is here and Sparks ... you gotta grab it. Is he ready? We'll find out.
— Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock to the Toronto Star on recalling goalie Garret Sparks from the AHL to start Monday in his NHL debut
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