Traded to Dallas by Vancouver with Greg Adams and Vancouver's 5th round choice (later traded to Los Angeles Los Angeles selected Jason Morgan) in 1995 Entry Draft for Russ Courtnall, April 7, 1995. Traded to Hartford by Dallas for Robert Petrovicky, November 29, 1995. Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh, August 20, 1998. Signed as a free agent by Tampa Bay, September 6, 1999. Signed as a free agent by Avangard Omsk (Russia), August 3, 2001. Signed as a free agent by Vienna (Austria), July 26, 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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