Signed as a free agent by Greenville (ECHL), March 19, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Reading (ECHL), August 3, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Worcester (AHL), February 8, 2013. Signed as a free agent by San Jose., July 10, 2013. Signed as a free agent by Reading (ECHL), October 6, 2014. Re-assigned to Lehigh Valley by San Jose, December 27, 2014.
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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