Signed as a free agent by Bodens (Sweden-2), August 20, 2004. Missed majority of 2008-09 as a healthy reserve. Signed as a free agent by New Jersey, September 25, 2009. Missed majority of 2009-10 as a healthy reserve. Signed as a free agent by Florida, August 19, 2010. Traded to Vancouver by Florida for Darcy Hordichuk, October 6, 2010. Officially announced his retirement, February 11, 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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