Signed as a free agent by Dallas, July 29, 1998. Played w/ RHI's New Jersey in 1995 (4-2-0-2-40) Signed as a free agent by Portland (AHL), July 30, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Washington, April 3, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Belfast (Britain), August 12, 2004.
We've got to find a way to win a game. He's played well in the minors, now he gets his opportunity. We tried [with Jonathan Bernier]. The way I look at it, you get opportunities and you make the most of it. That's what [James Reimer] did. Now another opportunity is here and Sparks ... you gotta grab it. Is he ready? We'll find out.
— Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock to the Toronto Star on recalling goalie Garret Sparks from the AHL to start Monday in his NHL debut
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