Canadian Major Junior - Humanitarian Player of the Year (1996)
Rights transferred to Phoenix after Winnipeg franchise relocated, July 1, 1996. Traded to Chicago by Phoenix with Alex Zhamnov and Phoenix's 1st round choice (Ty Jones) in 1997 Entry Draft for Jeremy Roenick, August 16, 1996. Traded to Phoenix by Chicago for cash, September 11, 1999. Traded to Toronto by Phoenix with Robert Reichel and Travis Green for Danny Markov, June 12, 2001. Officially announced his retirement, September 20, 2003.
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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