Son of Peter. Brother of Paul.
Signed as a free agent by Nurnberg (Germany), September 18, 2003. Traded to Edmonton by Boston for Boston's 4th round choice (previously acquired, later traded to San Jose - San Jose selected James Delory) in 2006 Entry Draft, August 30, 2005. Traded to Boston by Edmonton with Marty Reasoner and Edmonton's 2nd round choice (Milan Lucic) in 2006 Entry Draft for Sergei Samsonov, March 9, 2006. Traded to St. Louis by Boston for St. Louis' 5th round choice (Denis Reul) in 2007 Entry Draft, January 16, 2006. Traded to Vancouver by St. Louis for Pierre-Cedric Labrie, March 3, 2010. Signed as a free agent by CSKA Moscow (KHL), June 29, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Nurnberg (Germany), October 6, 2011.
Life's about opportunity and how you respond to that opportunity, and obviously he must have some swagger about him, some confidence about him, because he was solid. He made some good saves. He was 6-foot-3 on every shot, which is a good thing for a goalie. He played well. We got a win.
— Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock on rookie goaltender Garret Sparks, who made 24 saves in his first NHL start, a 3-0 win vs. Oilers
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