AHL First All-Star Team (2007) Eddie Shore Award (AHL - Outstanding Defenseman) (2007)
Signed as a free agent by Anaheim, July 21, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Nashville, August 4, 2005. Signed as a free agent by Columbus, July 1, 2007. Claimed on waivers by New Jersey from Columbus, October 2, 2007. Traded to Anaheim by New Jersey for David McIntyre, February 3, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Chicago, July 1. 2012. Signed as a free agent by Kazan (KHL), October 31, 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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