Traded to Los Angeles by St. Louis with Craig Johnson, Roman Vopat, St. Louis' 5th round choice (Peter Hogan) in 1996 Entry Draft and 1st round choice (Matt Zultek) in 1997 Entry Draft for Wayne Gretzky, February 27, 1996. Signed as a free agent by Buffalo, September 9, 1997. Signed as a free agent by Manitoba (IHL), August 31, 1998. Loaned to Quebec (AHL) by Manitoba (IHL) for loan of Barry Richter, March 3, 2000. Signed as a free agent by HC Bolzano (Italy), February 18, 2002.
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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