Traded to Columbus by Vancouver with NY Islanders' 4th round choice (previously acquired) in 2012 Entry Draft and Vancouver's 4th round choice in 2012 Entry Draft for Samuel Pahlsson, February 27, 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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