BCHL Coastal Division First All-Star Team (2002) BCHL Coastal Division MVP (2002) WHL East Second All-Star Team (2003) WHL Rookie of the Year (2003) Canadian Major Junior Rookie of the Year (2003)
Traded to Philadelphia by Chicago with Chicago's 3rd round choice (later traded to Montreal - Montreal selected Ryan White) in 2006 Entry Draft for Patrick Sharp and Eric Meloche, December 5, 2005. Traded to Nashville by Philadlephia for future considerations, June 4, 2007. Signed as a free agent by Riga (KHL), July 4, 2008. Signed as a free agent by MVD Moscow (KHL), August 4, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Nizhny Novgorod (KHL), May 30, 2010.
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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