Minnesota High School - Player of the Year (1992) WCHA First All-Star Team (1995, 1996) WCHA - Player of the Year (1995, 1996) NCAA West First All-American Team (1995, 1996) Hobey Baker Memorial Award (Top U.S. Collegiate Player) (1996) IHL Second All-Star Team (2001)
Signed as a free agent by Vancouver, September 9, 1999. Signed as a free agent by Minnesota, July 6, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Worcester (AHL), December 17, 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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