Traded to Calgary by NY Islanders with Tyrone Garner and Calgary's 6th round choice (previously acquired, Calgary selected Ilja Demidov) in 1997 Entry Draft for Robert Reichel, March 18, 1997. Traded to Chicago by Calgary with Eric Andersson and Jamie Allison for Jeff Shantz and Steve Dubinsky, October 27, 1998. Traded to Anaheim by Chicago for Toronto's 4th round choice (previously acquired, later traded to Washington Washington selected Ryan Vanbuskirk) in 2000 Entry Draft, October 27, 1998. Traded to Boston by Anaheim for Boston's 3rd round choice (later traded to Nashville later traded to Detroit Detroit selected Valtteri Filppula) in 2002 Entry Draft, March 6, 2002.
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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