Signed as a free agent by Nashville, September 25, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Minnesota, November 26, 2002. Claimed on waivers by Nashville from Minnesota, October 22, 2003. Signed as a free agent by South Carolina (ECHL), November 30, 2004. Claimed on waivers by Dallas from Nashville, February 15, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Amarillo (CHL), October 20, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Kuopio (Finland), August 21, 2007.
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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