Notched 1a Jan. 19 at SJ...Appeared in 100th NHL game & posted team season-high 17 PIM Jan. 16 at Ana...Has played in 15 of last 16 games...Recorded first NHL point of season with 1a Dec. 31 at Det...Made NHL season debut Dec. 15 at NYI...Had 6g-7a-13pts in 26 AHL games at time of recall...Notched two season-high 3-pt. games: Dec. 14 vs. LV (2g-1a) & Nov. 14 at Por. (1g-2a)...Posted 2a Oct. 25 vs. Hfd...Recorded two three-game scoring streaks: Nov. 9-14 (3g-2a-5pts) & Oct. 21-25 (1g-3a-4pts)...2013-14: Saw action in 16 NHL games & posted career-high 3a/3pts...Posted first NHL multi-pt. game with 2a Dec. 7 at NYR...Totaled 13g-14a-27pts & 79 PIM in 51 games with Alb...Recorded three multi-pt. games, including 1g-3a-4pts Nov. 30 vs. Bri...Had four-game scoring streak Nov. 16-23 (2g-4a-6pts)...Acquired from Edm. for a cond. 2010 draft pick, July 9, '09...Made NHL debut Nov. 26, 08 with Edmonton Signed with Edm. as a free agent on Aug. 28, 06 Brother, Tom, plays for Canucks organization.
Signed as a free agent by Edmonton, August 28, 2006. Traded to New Jersey by Edmonton for future considerations, July 9, 2009.
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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