Traded to Dallas by Carolina for Dallas' 4th round choice (Jakub Vojta) in 2005 Entry Draft, June 29, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Olomouc (CzRep-2), September 27, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Trinec (CzRep), January 6, 2005. Signed as a free agent by Znojmo (CzRep), September 6, 2006.
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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