-Missed all 82 games this season due to knee surgery
WJC-A All-Star Team (1996) Best Defenseman - WJC-A (1996) NHL All-Rookie Team (1998)
Played in NHL All-Star Game (1999)
Signed as a free agent by Lulea (Sweden), December 21, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Tampa Bay, July 1, 2009. Missed all of 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14 and 2014-15 due to knee inflamation and resulting surgery, October 11, 2011.
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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