NAJHL All-League First All-Star Team (2000) Hockey East Second All-Star Team (2003) NCAA East Second All-American Team (2003)
Signed as a free agent by SaiPa (Finland), May 21, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Carolina, July 20, 2006. Missed entire 2006-07 due to knee injury in the pre-season. Traded to San Jose by Carolina for fiuture considerations, February 8, 2008.
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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