CCHA Second All-Star Team (2004) CCHA First All-Star Team (2005, 2006) NCAA West Second All-American Team (2006) AHL All-Rookie Team (2007) AHL Second All-Star Team (2007)
Traded to Anaheim by Atlanta with future considerations for Evgeny Artyukhin, March 1, 2010. Signed as a free agent by St. Louis, July 12, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Phoenix, July 6, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Lev Praha (KHL), June 2, 2012. Signed to a PTO (professional try-out) contract by Springfield (AHL), November 13, 2014. Released by Springfield (AHL) from PTO (professional-tryout) contract, February 1, 2015.
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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