Austrian Elite League Rookie of the Year (2000) Hockey East Second All-Star Team (2003) Hockey East First All-Star Team (2004) NCAA East First All-American Team (2004) AHL Second All-Star Team (2006)
Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, March 23, 2004. Claimed on waivers by NY Islanders from NY Rangers, September 29, 2008. Signed as a free agent by Rapperswil (Swiss), May 28, 2009. Signed as a free agent by MODO (Sweden), April 28, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Colorado, July 13, 2012.
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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