AJHL All-Rookie Team (2005) WHL West First All-Star Team (2008)
Traded to St. Louis by Los Angeles for St. Louis' 5th round choice (later traded to Florida Florida selected Wade Megan) in 2009 Entry Draft, June 4, 2008. Traded to Florida by St. Louis for Graham Mink, August 3, 2010. Signed to a PTO (professional tryout) contract by Hamilton (AHL), October 14, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Hamilton (AHL), December 16, 2011.
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