Harry "Hap" Holmes Memorial Award (fewest goals against AHL) (2000) (shared with Jean-Francois Labbe)
Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, July 15, 1999. Signed as a free agent by Atlanta, July 28, 2000. Traded to Los Angeles by Atlanta for future considerations, September 15, 2003. Missed majority of 2003-04 due to finger injury vs. Phoenix, December 31, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Liberec (CzRep), May 18, 2004.
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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