WHL West Second All-Star Team (1995)
Signed as a free agent by Utah (IHL) with Montreal retaining NHL rights, October 15, 1999. Signed as a free agent by St. John's (AHL) following release by Utah (IHL) with Montreal retaining NHL rights, November 12, 1999. Signed as a free agent by Idaho (WCHL), September 26, 2001. Missed majority of 2001-02 due to neck injury vs. Colorado (WCHL), March 19, 2002. Signed as a free agent by Cincinnati (ECHL), August 22, 2002.
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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