Hockey East All-Rookie Team (2006)
Signed as a free agent by San Jose, August 23, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh, July 13, 2012. Traded to NY Rangers by Pittsburgh for Chad Kolarik, January 24, 2013. Traded to Minnesota by NY Rangers with Columbus' 6th round choice (previously acquired, Minnesota selected Chase Lang) in 2014 Entry Draft for Justin Falk, June 30, 2013. Signed as a free agent by Vancouver, July 12, 2013. Signed as a free agent by St. Louis, July 16, 2014. Signed as a free agent by Salzburg (Austria), June 9, 2015.
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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