Traded to Phoenix by Toronto for Tyson Nash and Boston's 4th round choice (previously acquired, Toronto selected Matt Frattin) in 2007 Entry Draft, November 28, 2006. Traded to Buffalo by Phoenix for Buffalo's 4th round choice (later traded to Montreal - Montreal selected Mark MacMillan) in 2010 Entry Draft, March 4, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Kazan (Russia - KHL), May 1, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Rauma (Finland), November 19, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Riga (Russia - KHL), August 4, 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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