-Led Oilers in average ice time (22:36)
-Recorded career highs and led all Oilers defenceman in points (33), goals (11) and assists (22)
-Led the Oilers in average time on ice (23:20)
-Ranked second on the team in game winning goals (3)
-Set career high in hits (30), blocked shots (107), shots (109) and shooting percentage (10.1)
-Played his 100th career NHL game Feb. 7 @ NJ.
Led Oilers defencemen in goals (8) and assists (19) and finished 5th on the team in points (27) (2012-13)
Named to the NHL All-Rookie Team (2012-13)
Named an AHL First Team All-Star (2012-13)
Won the Eddie Shore Award as the AHL s Defenceman of the Year (2012-13)
Named to AHL All-Rookie Team (2012-13)
-Earned a selection to the 2011-12 All-WCHA First Team and WCHA Defensive Player of the Year.
-NCAA First West All-Star in 2011-12
WCHA All-Rookie Team (2010) WCHA First All-Star Team (2011, 2012) NCAA West First All-American Team (2011, 2012) AHL All-Rookie Team (2013) AHL First All-Star Team (2013) Eddie Shore Award (AHL - Outstanding Defenseman) (2013) NHL All-Rookie Team (2013)
Signed as a free agent by Edmonton, July 1, 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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