USHL All-Rookie Team (2000) USHL Second All-Star Team (2000) NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team (2004) NCAA Championship Tournament MVP (2004) ECHL First All-Star Team (2007) ECHL Goaltender of the Year (2007)
Traded to Atlanta by Chicago for Atlanta's 7th round choice (Adam Hobson) in 2005 Entry Draft, June 27, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Detroit, July 3, 2007. Officially announced his retirement, April, 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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