Traded to Carolina by Philadelphia for Washington's 7th round choice (previously acquired, Philadelphia selected Ricard Blidstrand) in 2010 Entry Draft, June 25, 2010. Traded to Florida by Carolina with Mattias Lindstrom for A.J. Jenks and Evgeny Dadonov, January 18, 2012. Signed as a free agent by San Jose, July 12, 2012. Loaned to Chicago (AHL) by San Jose (Worcester-AHL), April 8, 2013. Signed as a free agent by Florida, July 8, 2013. Signed as a free agent by Schweninger (Germany), May 26, 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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