Son of Paulin QMJHL All-Rookie Team (1992) QMJHL First All-Star Team (1995)
Traded to Nashville by Montreal for future considerations, June 26, 1998. Missed majority of 2000-01 due to abdominal injury vs. Detroit, November 18, 2000. Claimed on waivers by St. Louis from Nashville, March 13, 2001. Claimed by Minnesota from St. Louis in Waiver Draft, September 28, 2001. Traded to Phoenix by Minnesota for David Cullen, January 4, 2002.
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