Traded to NY Rangers by Ottawa with Alexandre Giroux for Greg De Vries, March 9, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Znojmo (CzRep), September 6, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Yaroslavl (Russia), November 1, 2004. Signed as a free agent by New Jersey, July 3, 2007. Signed as a free agent by Dynamo Moscow (KHL), August 31, 2008.
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