Signed as a free agent by San Jose, July 2, 1998. Missed majority of 2001-02 due to knee injury vs. New Haven (AHL), January 15, 2002. Signed as a free agent by Hartford (AHL), August 22, 2002. Signed as a free agent by Anaheim, July 25, 2003. Spent majority of 2003-04 as a healthy reserve. Signed as a free agent by Danbury (UHL), October 8, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Dallas, August 15, 2005.
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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