2014-15: Appeared in 51 games recorded a .928 save percentage, which ranked third in the NHL and was the second-best single-season save percentage in franchise history for a goalie that played the majority of the team s games in that season recorded a 2.25 GAA, which ranked seventh in the NHL and was the lowest for a regular Flyers goaltender since 2003-04 recorded 150th NHL win on April 5 vs. PIT on two occasions, recorded shutouts in games the Flyers lost in the shootout, March 12 at STL and Nov. 24 at NYI were the second and third times in his career he was credited with a shutout when losing in a shootout (4-9-10, DET at CBJ) the 46 saves on Nov. 24 were the second-most he d ever made in an NHL game, one shy of his career high of 47, done twice with CBJ (11-19-10 at ANA, 12-17-08 vs. SJS), and marked the most he s ever had in a shutout and the most he s had as a Flyer.
OHL First All-Star Team (2007) OHL Second All-Star Team (2008) NHL All-Rookie Team (2009) NHL Second All-Star Team (2009) Calder Memorial Trophy (2009)
Traded to Philadelphia by Columbus for Michael Leighton and Philadelphia's 3rd round choice (later traded to Toronto Toronto selected Martins Dzierkals) in 2015 Entry Draft, April 3, 2013.
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
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