Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, December 21, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Phoenix, July 2, 2008. Traded to Ottawa by Phoenix for Alexander Nikulin, November 3, 2008. Signed as a free agent by Boston, July 7, 2009. Missed majority of 2009-10 due to various injuries. Signed to a professional tryout (PTO) contract by Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL), October 8, 2010.
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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