USHL Second All-Star Team (2005) NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team (2007) CCHA Second All-Star Team (2008) AHL All-Rookie Team (2009)
Traded to Buffalo by Washington for Buffalo's 6th round choice (Mathieu Perreault) in 2006 Entry Draft, July 30, 2005. Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, August 30, 2010. Traded to Florida by NY Rangers with NY Rangers' 3rd round choice (Logan Shaw) in 2011 Entry Draft for Bryan McCabe, February 26, 2011. Traded to San Jose by Florida for Sean Sullivan, January 26, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Phoenix, July 11, 2013. Signed as a free agent by Washington, July 4, 2014.
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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