WJC-A All-Star Team (1999) OHL First All-Star Team (1999) AHL All-Rookie Team (2000)
Traded to St. Louis by Calgary with Fred Brathwaite, Sergei Varlamov and Calgary's 9th round choice (Grant Jacobsen) in 2001 Entry Draft for Roman Turek and St. Louis' 4th round choice (Yegor Shastin) in 2001 Entry Draft, June 23, 2001. Signed as a free agent by Rauma (Finland), December 17, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Milan (Italy), July 16, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Ingolstadt (Germany), August 16, 2006.
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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