Traded to Florida by Tampa Bay for Florida's 7th round choice (Marek Priechodsky) in 2000 Entry Draft, June 1, 2000. Loaned to Edmonton (AHL) by Florida (San Antonio-AHL), January 3, 2005. Signed as a free agent by Jokerit Helsinki (Finland), October 3, 2005. Signed as a free agent by Mora (Sweden), November 11, 2005.
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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