WHL West First All-Star Team (2003) Canadian Major Junior Second All-Star Team (2003)
Traded to Atlanta by Pittsburgh with Colby Armstrong, Angelo Esposito and Pittsburgh's 1st round choice (Daultan Leveille) in 2008 Entry Draft for Marian Hossa and Pascal Dupuis, February 26, 2008. Traded to Anaheim by Atlanta for Eric O'Dell, March 4, 2009. Claimed on waivers by NY Rangers from Anaheim, December 2, 2009. Traded to Minnesota by NY Rangers with NY Rangers' 7th round choice (Alexandre Belanger) in 2013 Entry Draft for Casey Wellman, February 3. 2012. Signed as a free agent by Lev Praha (KHL), June 5, 2012.
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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