Brother of Rob WHL West First All-Star Team (1991, 1992) Canadian Major Junior Scholastic Player of the Year (1991) WJC-A All-Star Team (1992) Memorial Cup All-Star Team (1992) Stafford Smythe Memorial Trophy (Memorial Cup - MVP) (1992) NHL All-Rookie Team (1993) NHL Second All-Star Team (1998) NHL First All-Star Team (2004, 2006, 2007) James Norris Memorial Trophy (2004) Conn Smythe Trophy (2007)
Played in NHL All-Star Game (1998, 2001, 2004, 2008, 2009)
Signed to PTO (professional tryout) contract by Utah (IHL) with New Jersey retaining NHL rights, October 19, 1998. Signed as a free agent by Anaheim, August 4, 2005. Officially announced his retirement, June 22, 2010.
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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