QMJHL All-Rookie Team (1991) QMJHL First All-Star Team (1992) Canadian Major Junior - Most Sportsmanlike Player of the Year (1992) QMJHL Second All-Star Team (1993) Canadian Major Junior First All-Star Team (1993)
Traded to Chicago by Washington with Washington's 6th round choice (Jonathan Pelletier) in 1998 Entry Draft for Chicago's 5th round choice (Erik Wendell) in 1998 Entry Draft, October 10, 1997. Traded to Montreal by Chicago for David Ling, March 14, 1998. Signed as a free agent Vancouver, August 25, 1999. Loaned to Springfield (AHL) by Syracuse (AHL) for loan of Sean McCann, March 15, 2000.
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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