Regular Season Career as a Blue: 513GP, 118-129-247, 162 PIM
-4th career multi-point playoff game (1-1-2) in Game 4, including a career-best +3 rating
-Became the first European and 10th forward overall in Blues history to appear in 500 games with the club on Mar. 15 at DAL
-Last season, posted a +10 in the reg. season, his best mark since a +19 rating during his rookie season in 2008-09
-Earned Silver Medal with Sweden at 2014 Olympics
NHL All-Rookie Team (2009)
Signed as a free agent by Vasteras (Sweden-2), September 18, 2012.
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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