NHL All-Rookie Team (1997)
Traded to Phoenix by Toronto for Mikael Renberg, June 23, 2001. Traded to Montreal by Phoenix for Brian Savage, Montreal's 3rd round choice (Matt Jones) in 2002 Entry Draft and future considerations, January 25, 2002. Traded to Chicago by Montreal for Chicago's 4th round choice (James Wyman) in 2004 Entry Draft, June 30, 2002. Traded to Washington by Chicago for Washington's 4th round choice (later traded to Philadelphia Philadelphia selected Michael Anderson) in 2004 Entry Draft, March 11, 2003. Signed as a free agent by CSKA Moscow (Russia), December 11, 2003.
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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