WHL Rookie ot the Year (2006) WHL West First All-Star Team (2007) Canadian Major Junior Second All-Star Team (2007)
Traded to Colorado by Phoenix with Kevin Porter for Wojtek Wolski, March 3, 2010. Missed 2010-11 and majority of 2011-12 due to head injury vs. San Jose, April 14, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Florida, July 12, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Kloten (Swiss), September 6, 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