WHL East First All-Star Team (1999, 2000) WHL Player of the Year (2000)
Signed as a free agent by Columbus, June 5, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Vancouver, June 19, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Skelleftea (Sweden), June 15, 2008. Signed as a free agent by Edmonton, July 7, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Vaxjo (Sweden), April 25, 2011.
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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