WCHA All-Rookie Team (2004) WCHA Second All-Star Team (2005) NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team (2006) NCAA Championship Tournament MVP (2006)
Traded to Minnesota by Toronto for Ryan Hamilton, January 21, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Salzburg (Austria), August 12, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Rapperswil (Swiss), March 14, 2012.
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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