-Had team-leading 26 goals
-Played in 500th NHL game on Jan. 16 at CHI
-Led the team with a +26 rating...
-Led the Jets in scoring in 2011-12 (64 points) and 2013-14 (69 points)
-Reached career-high 28 goals in 2013-14 Twice matched the franchise record for assists in a game (4)
-Represented USA at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia
CAREER STATS WITH FRANCHISE (ATL/WPG)
*277 points (106G, 171A) in 337 games
USHL All-Rookie Team (2005)
Signed as a free agent by Boston, July 1, 2008. Traded to Atlanta by Boston with Mark Stuart for Rich Peverley and Boris Valabik, February 18, 2011. Transferred to Winnipeg after Atlanta franchise relocated, June 21, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Munchen (Germany), October 28, 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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