Traded to Chicago by Calgary with Marty McInnis and Erik Andersson for Jeff Shantz and Steve Dubinsky, October 27, 1998. Claimed by Calgary from Chicago in Waiver Draft, September 28, 2001. Traded to Columbus by Calgary for Blake Sloan, March 19, 2002. Signed as a free agent by Nashville, September 10, 2003. Claimed off waivers by Florida from Nashville, February 13, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Ottawa, July 26, 2006.
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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