Signed as a free agent by Turku (Finland), May 27. 2008. Signed as a free agent by Florida, July 15, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Detroit, July 6, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Riga (KHL), July 18, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Hershey (AHL), July 5, 2013.
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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