Son of Bob
Traded to St. Louis by Colorado for San Jose's 3rd round choice (previously acquired, Colorado selected Rick Berry) in 1997 Entry Draft, May 30, 1997. Traded to Phoenix by St. Louis for Mike Sillinger, March 4, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Vancouver, September 1, 2005. Claimed on waivers by Washington from Vancouver, October 4, 2005. Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh, July 21, 2009.
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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