QMJHL All-Rookie Team (1994) Memorial Cup All-Star Team (1996)
Transferred to Phoenix after Winnipeg franchise relocated, July 1, 1996. Traded to NY Rangers by Phoenix with Phoenix's 6th round choice (Jay Dardis) in 1999 Entry Draft for Stan Neckar, March 23, 1999. Traded to Ottawa by NY Rangers with Jeff Ulmer for Sean Gagnon, June 29, 2001. Signed as free agent by Washington, September 12, 2002. Signed as a free agent by Vancouver, October 26, 2005. Missed majority of 2005-06 due to shoulder injury at Grand Rapids (AHL), November 15, 2005. Signed as a free agent by Basel, October 7, 2007.
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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