USHL Rookie of the Year (1997) USHL Goaltender of the Year (1997) USHL Player of the Year (1997) (co-winner - Jeff Panzer) WCHA First All-Star Team (1998, 2000) WCHA Rookie of the Year (1998) NCAA West First All-American Team (1998, 2000) WCHA Second All-Star Team (1999) Harry "Hap" Holmes Memorial Award (AHL fewest goals against) (2009) (shared with Cory Schneider)
Signed as a free agent by Columbus, May 7, 2001. Signed as a free agent by Jokerit Helsinki (Finland), September 16, 2005. Signed as a free agent by Nashville, July 17, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Wilkes-Barre (AHL), October 3, 2007.
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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