WHL East First All-Star Team (2000, 2001) WHL Player of the Year (2001) Canadian Major Junior First All-Star Team (2001)
Signed as a free agent by Jokerit Helsinki (Finland), September 6, 2005. Signed as a free agent by Sodertalje (Sweden), November 8, 2005. Signed as a free agent by Nurnberg (Germany), January 25, 2007. Signed as a free agent by Ottawa, August 10, 2007.
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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