2015-16 Season Highlights
* Registered nine points in his last 16 games (2g-7a).
2014-15 Season Highlights
* Tied his career high in points with an assist in the last regular season game of 2014-15 (9g-18a-27pts).
* Played in his 200th career NHL game on April 7 at Colorado.
* Tallied a career-high nine goals.
* Averaged 18:53 in time-on-ice, nearly three minutes more than his previous career-high average time of 16:04 during the 2013-14 season.
* Registered the second fighting major of his NHL career on Nov. 13 at St. Louis.
* Recorded the first three-point game of his career (1g-2a) and first-career game-deciding shootout tally on Oct. 21 versus Arizona.
* During junior hockey tenure with Windsor, was named the League's "smartest" player in a coaches poll.
* Has two Labradors: Molly and Max
Canadian Major Junior All-Rookie Team (2008) OHL First All-Star Team (2009, 2011) Canadian Major Junior First All-Star Team (2009) Memorial Cup All-Star Team (2009, 2010) OHL Second All-Star Team (2010) Canadian Major Junior Defenseman of the Year (2011) Canadian Major Junior Player of the Year (2011)
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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