Has points in five of his last six games (4-1=5), with goals in four of his last six games
* Scored three goals (3-0=3) on 10/13 vs. EDM for his sixth career hat trick and his first with the Stars
* Notched two points (1-1=2) on 10/15 at TBL
* Posted two points (0-2=2) on 11/3 at BOS
* Scored his sixth goal of the season (1-0=1) on 11/14 vs. MIN
* Scored a goal (1-0=1) and went 13-of-18 at the faceoff circle (72.2%) on 11/17 at BUF
OHL All-Rookie Team (1999) AHL All-Rookie Team (2003) AHL First All-Star Team (2005) John P. Sollenberger Trophy (AHL - Top Scorer) (2005) Les Cunningham Award (AHL MVP) (2005)
Played in NHL All-Star Game (2008, 2012)
Signed as a free agent by Rapperswil (Swiss), September 19, 2012. Traded to Dallas by Ottawa with Ludwig Karlsson for Alex Chiasson. Alexander Guptill, Nicholas Paul and Dallas' 2nd round choice (later traded to New Jersey New Jersey selected Mackenzie Blackwood) in 2015 Entry Draft, July 1, 2014.
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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