Named to a Canadian team for the seventh time in his career -- won gold medals at the 2002 Olympics, 1997 World Championship and 1993 World Junior Championship. Also named to the Canadian team at the 2004 World Cup, but did not play due to injury.
First international experience was at the Phoenix Cup Under-18 tournament in Japan in 1991 - Canada won a silver medal.
Served as an alternate captain on the 2002 Olympic gold medal team.
Lists Canada's gold medal win over the U.S. as one of the most memorable games he has played in.
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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