Signed as a free agent by Toledo (ECHL), October 5, 2006. Signed to PTO (professional tryout) contract by Manitoba (AHL), December 2, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Grand Rapids (AHL), February 2, 2007. Signed as a free agent by Detroit, July 26, 2007. Signed as a free agent by Boston, July 5, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Buffalo, August 6, 2013. Signed as a free agent by Mannheim (Germany), July 11, 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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