GAME HIGHS: Goals: 5 / Assists: 3 / Points: 5 ... HAT TRICKS: 3 / MULTI-PT GAMES: 70
CAREER: In the 7th season of an 11-year contract...2008 Stanley Cup champion...Represented Sweden at 2010 Olympics and 2006 WC (gold)...Named to 2014 Swedish Olympic Team but did not play due to injury.
2014-15: Limited to 33 games due to injury and did not play after 1/6 at EDM after suffering a concussion...Played in his 600th NHL game on 1/6 at EDM...Had 3-game goal streak from 11/7-11/14 and 5-game point streak from 11/4-11/14...Had points in 8 of his first 10 games of the season, totaling 11 pts. (5-6-11).
OTHER: Led the NHL in goals (13) during the 2008 Stanley Cup Playoffs...Was selected by DET at the NHL Entry Draft at age 24...Recorded 58 points (23-35-58) in 165 SHL games with Linkoping before joining the NHL in 2005-06.
Missed majority of 2009-10 due to knee injury vs. Chicago, October 8, 2009. Missed majority of 2014-15 due to upper-body injury at Edmonton, January 6, 2015.
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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