Signed as a free agent by Chicago, August 27, 1997. Traded to Nashville by Chicago for future considerations, October 9, 2001. Traded to Toronto by Nashville for Bob Wren, December 31, 2002. Spent majority of 2003-04 as a healthy reserve. Traded to Dallas by Toronto for Dallas' 6th round choice (Leo Komarov) in 2006 Entry Draft, November 6, 2005. Signed as a free agent by Toronto (AHL), October 15, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Vityaz Chekhov (KHL), January 7, 2008.
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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