QMJHL Second All-Star Team (2000) George Parsons Trophy (Memorial Cup - Most Sportsmanlike Player) (2000, 2001) QMJHL First All-Star Team (2001) Canadian Major Junior Second All-Star Team (2001) Canadian Major Junior Sportsman of the Year (2001)
Traded to Val d'Or (QMJHL) by Halifax (QMJHL) with Jonathan Jolette to complete earlier transaction that sent Benoit Dusablon and Nick Greenough to Halifax (January 7, 2000), June 6, 2000.Signed as a free agent by Hamburg (Germany), July 7, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Rapperswil (Swiss), April 1, 2005. Signed as a free agent by Dusseldorf (Germany), May 29, 2007. Officially announced his retirement, August 17, 2014.
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