AHL First All-Star Team (2000) Aldege "Baz" Bastien Memorial Award (Outstanding Goaltender AHL) (2000) Les Cunningham Award (MVP AHL) (2000)
Signed as a free agent by Montreal, September 22, 1992. Traded to Washington by Montreal for future considerations, March 15, 1996. Signed as a free agent by Calgary, August 25, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Minnesota, July 17, 2001. Claimed by Vancouver from Minnesota in Waiver Draft, September 28, 2001. Signed as a free agent by Verdun (QSPHL), October 22, 2002. Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh, August 22, 2003.
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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