NAJHL All-Rookie Team (1999) NAJHL Rookie of the Year (1999)
Claimed on waivers by Colorado from Los Angeles, October 3, 2006. Traded to Anaheim by Colorado with Colorado's 3rd round choice (later traded to Tampa Bay - Tampa Bay selected Luca Cunti) in 2007 Entry Draft for Atlanta's 2nd round choice (previously acquired, Colorado selected T.J. Galiardi) in 2007 Entry Draft and Anaheim's 3rd round choice (later traded to San Jose - San Jose selected Tyson Sexsmith) in 2007 Entry Draft, November 13, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Florida, July 1, 2012. Traded to Montreal by Florida for Philippe Lefebvre and Florida's 7th round choice (previously acquired, Florida selected Hugo Fagerblom) in 2014 Entry Draft, July 5, 2013. Missed majority of 2013-14 due to head injury vs. Toronto, October 1, 2013 and as a healthy reserve. Officially announced his retirement, December 5, 2014.
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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