QMJHL First All-Star Team (2009) Canadian Major Junior Second All-Star Team (2009) Canadian Major Junior Sportsman of the Year (2008, 2009)
Signed as a free agent by Colorado, March 6, 2009. Traded to Carolina by Colorado with Colorado's 6th round choice (Tyler Stahl) in 2010 Entry Draft for Stephane Yelle and Harrison Reed, March 3, 2010.
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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