Traded to Nashville by Phoenix with Cliff Ronning for future considerations, October 31, 1998. Signed as a free agent by Trencin (Slovakia) with Nashville retaining NHL rights, October 17, 2001. Traded to NY Rangers by Nashville for Peter Smrek, March 19, 2002. Traded to Pittsburgh by NY Rangers with Joel Bouchard, Rico Fata and Mikael Samuelsson for Mike Wilson, Alex Kovalev, Janne Laukkanen and Dan LaCouture, February 10, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Djurgarden (Sweden), August 20, 2003. Officially anounced his retirement, February 16, 2015.
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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