OHL All-Rookie Team (1992) King Clancy Memorial Trophy (2009)
Traded to Edmonton by Chicago with Daniel Cleary, Chad Kilger and Christian Laflamme for Boris Mironov, Dean McAmmond and Jonas Elofsson, March 20, 1999. Signed as a free agent by Villacher (Austria), December 20, 2004. Missed majority of 2006-07 due to shoulder injury vs. Detroit, October 21, 2006. Missed majority of 2007-08 due to foot injury in training camp. Claimed on waivers by Columbus from Edmonton, June 30, 2010. Missed majority of 2010-11 due to various injuries. Signed as a free agent by Los Angeles, August 18, 2011. Missed majority of 2011-12 due to head injury. Officially announced his retirement, June 20, 2012.
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