OHL All-Rookie Team (1993) OHL Rookie of the Year (1993) OHL First All-Star Team (1995) Played in NHL All-Star Game (2003) Transferred to Carolina after Hartford franchise relocated, June 25, 1997. Traded to Toronto by Carolina for Toronto's 4th round choice (later traded to St. Louis - St. Louis selected Reto Berra) in 2006 Entry Draft, July 30, 2005.
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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