2013-14: Assigned to the Toronto Marlies (AHL) Oct. 9 ... Recalled from the Marlies Oct. 7 ... Assigned to the Marlies Oct. 6 ... Made NHL debut Oct. 5 vs. OTT ... Recalled from the Marlies Oct. 4 ... Played 7 preseason games, collecting 3 points (2 goals, 1 assist) with 20 penalty minutes.
2012-13: Played 22 games for the Toronto Marlies (AHL) collecting 5 points (2 goals, 3 assists) with 41 penalty minutes ... Played 12 games for San Francisco (ECHL) collecting 1 goal and 45 penalty minutes.
Missed majority of 2014-15 as a healthy reserve. Traded to Nashville by Toronto for Taylor Beck, July 12, 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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