ECAC First All-Star Team (2009) NCAA East First All-American Team (2009) ECAC Second All-Star Team (2010)
Traded to Anaheim by Dallas with Dallas' 6th round choice (Andreas Dahlstrom) in 2010 Entry Draft for Brian Sutherby, December 14, 2008. Traded to New Jersey by Anaheim for Sheldon Brookbank, February 3, 2009. Traded to Minnesota by New Jersey for Maxim Noreau, June 16, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Grand Rapids (AHL), July 25, 2013. Signed ad a free agent by SaiPa Lappeenranta (Finland), June 11, 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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