WHL East Second All-Star Team (1998)
Missed majority of 2000-01 due to a wrist injury vs. Detroit, October 5, 2000. Claimed by NY Rangers from Calgary in Waiver Draft, October 4, 2002. Claimed by Atlanta from NY Rangers in Waiver Draft, October 3, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Zilina (Slovakia), September 17, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Gavle (Sweden), January 23, 2005. Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh, July 24, 2006. Missed majority of 2006-07 due to pre-season hip surgery.
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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