CCHA Second All-Star Team (1993) CCHA First All-Star Team (1995) CCHA Player of the Year (1995) NCAA West First All-American Team (1995) Hobey Baker Memorial Award (Top U.S. Collegiate Player) (1995)
Traded to Tampa Bay by Buffalo with Cory Sarich, Wayne Primeau and Buffalo's 3rd round choice (Alexander Kharitonov) in 2000 Entry Draft for Chris Gratton and Tampa Bay's 2nd round choice (Derek Roy) in 2001 Entry Draft, March 9, 2000. Missed majority of 2001-02 due to shoulder injury vs. Florida, October 7, 2001. Traded to Pittsburgh by Tampa Bay for Marc Bergevin, March 11, 2003. Traded to Columbus by Pittsburgh for Lasse Pirjeta, March 9, 2004.
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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