Traded to Anaheim by New Jersey with Petr Sykora, Mike Commodore and Igor Pohanka for Jeff Friesen, Oleg Tverdovsky and Maxim Balmochnykh, July 6, 2002. Traded to Calgary by Anaheim with Mike Commodore for Rob Niedermayer, March 11, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Montreal, July 4, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Quebec (QNAHL), September 21, 2004.
We've got to find a way to win a game. He's played well in the minors, now he gets his opportunity. We tried [with Jonathan Bernier]. The way I look at it, you get opportunities and you make the most of it. That's what [James Reimer] did. Now another opportunity is here and Sparks ... you gotta grab it. Is he ready? We'll find out.
— Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock to the Toronto Star on recalling goalie Garret Sparks from the AHL to start Monday in his NHL debut
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