Signed as a free agent by Dallas, July 18, 2006. Traded to Florida by Dallas with Dallas's 6th round choice (later traded to Nashville Nashville selected Simon Fernholm) in 2012 Entry Draft for Jake Hauswirth and Florida's 5th round choice (Henri Kiviaho) in 2012 Entry Draft, December 7, 2011. Signed as a free agent by New Jersey, July 10, 2012.
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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