2014-15: Appeared in 57 games recorded 2 assists vs NYI on Feb. 5 Reached 800 PIM in NHL Jan. 29 vs. WPG reached 100 games as a Flyer Jan. 14 at WSH recorded five goals and an assist during team s eight-game holiday road trip from Dec. 20-Jan. 3 recorded two three-game point streaks, Oct. 9-Nov. 1 (2G, 2A) and Dec. 31-Jan. 3 (2G, 1A).
QMJHL All-Rookie Team (1997) QMJHL Offensive Rookie of the Year (1997) Canadian Major Junior Rookie of the Year (1997) QMJHL First All-Star Team (1998) Canadian Major Junior First All-Star Team (1998) NHL Second All-Star Team (2007) Maurice "Rocket" Richard Trophy (2007) King Clancy Memorial Trophy (2008) NHL Foundation Player Award (2008)
Played in NHL All-Star Game (2003, 2007, 2008, 2009)
Signed as a free agent by Kazan (Russia), November 4, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Philadelphia, July 6, 2013.
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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