Last Game: Won all 7 faceoffs he took and led NYR with 5 hits in 16:01 of ice time on 11/28 vs. PHI
- Has won 74 of 122 faceoffs (60.7%) over the last 11 games, including 24 of 36 faceoffs (66.7%) over the last 4 games
- Is 1 of 3 NHL players (among qualifying skaters) who posted a 51.0% faceoff win percentage or higher in every season from 2003-04 - 2014-15
- Ranks 9th in the NHL in faceoff wins (6,934), ranks 10th in faceoffs taken (12,512), and is tied for 7th in the NHL (min. 9,000 faceoffs taken) in faceoff win percentage (55.4%) since 2003-04
- Ranks 5th in the NHL (min. 200 faceoffs taken) - and leads NYR - in faceoff win percentage (58.6%; 119-for-203)
- Ranks 3rd among NYR forwards in average SH ice time (2:03)
- Has posted a faceoff win percentage of 60.0% or better in 13 of 23 games in which he has played
- Has posted a plus/minus rating of even or better in 21 of 23 games in which he has played
- Registered his first goal as a NYR on 11/3 vs. WSH
WHL East First All-Star Team (2001) Canadian Major Junior First All-Star Team (2001) WHL West First All-Star Team (2002)
Traded to Los Angeles by Edmonton with Matt Greene for Lubomir Visnovsky, June 29, 2008. Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, August 10, 2015.
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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