Signed as a free agent by Skelleftea (Sweden), August 17, 2010. Traded to Minnesota by Boston with Jeff Penner for Anton Khudobin, February 28, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Cherepovets (KHL), May 4, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Zurich (Swiss), February 1, 2013. Signed as a free agent by Bern (Swiss), June 26, 2013.
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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