Claimed on waivers by Washington from Edmonton, October 24, 2002. Claimed on waivers by Minnesota from Washington, October 9, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Kaufbeuren (German-2), January 15, 2005. Signed as a free agent by Nashville, August 22, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Montreal, July 3, 2008. Signed as a free agent by Dusseldorf (Germany), May 9, 2012. Signed as a free agent by HYS The Hague, October 9, 2013.
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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