2012-2013: Returned to lineup, recording first career NHL point on Apr. 27 at TBL... Missed 14 games (including two due to suspension) with an upper body injury suffered on Mar. 19 at CAR...Recalled from San Antonio on Mar. 18....Recorded new career high for points with 17...Scored game-winning goal in a 6-2 victory over Lake Erie on Nov. 30...Scored game-winning goal against Grand Rapids on Nov. 2...Recorded single-game high 17 penalty minutes on opening night against Texas on Oct. 13
SUNYAC (NCAA-3) Rookie of the Year (2009) SUNYAC (NCAA-3) Player of the Year (2010) NCAA-3 East All-American Team (2010)
Signed as a free agent by Florida, April 21, 2010. Traded to St. Louis by Florida for Mark Mancari, March 2, 2014. Signed as a free agent by Arizona, July 3, 2015.
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
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