Registered an assist (0-1=1) and led the team with four blocks while sharing the team-lead with five hits and three shots on goal on 10/15 at TBL
* Posted a season-high four shots on goal on 10/27 vs. ANA
* Scored his first goal of the season with a power play goal (1-0=1) on 11/3 at BOS
* Led the Stars with five blocked shots on 11/14 vs. MIN
* Posted two assist (0-2=2) for his first multi-point game of the season on 11/17 at BUF
WCHA All-Rookie Team (2005) WCHA Second All-Star Team (2006) WCHA First All-Star Team (2007) NCAA West First All-American Team (2007) AHL All-Rookie Team (2008)
Traded to Dallas by Pittsburgh for James Neal and Matt Niskanen, February 21, 2011.
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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