WHL East Second All-Star Team (2001) Canadian Major Junior Second All-Star Team (2001) Memorial Cup All-Star Team (2001) Stafford Smythe Memorial Trophy (Memorial Cup - MVP) (2001)
Missed majority of 2001-02 due to ankle injury vs. Grand Rapids (AHL), December 30, 2001. Signed as a free agent by Atlanta, July 18, 2006. Traded to Tampa Bay by Atlanta with Stephen Baby for Andy Delmore and Andre Deveaux, February 1, 2007. Signed as a free agent by Khabarovsk (KHL), May 26, 2008. Signed as a free agent by Gavle (Sweden), November, 2008. Signed as a free agent by Portland (AHL), October 22, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Augsburg (Germany), June 14, 2010.
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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