2014-15: Recalled from Gwinnett (ECHL), Jan. 15 Posted a 1-3-1 record with a 2.98 GAA and an .897 SV% in 5 games with the Gladiators.
2013-14: Missed most of the season due to injury Played in 5 games with Portland (AHL) Posted a 3.81 GAA and an .872 SV% with the Pirates.
NOTES: Attended St. Cloud State (WCHA) Led Team USA to the gold medal game at the 2010 IIHF World Junior Championship where he posted a 4-0 record with a 2.50 GAA and a .908 SV% in 5 games.
USHL All-Rookie Team (2009) USHL Goaltender of the Year (2009)
Missed majority of 2013-14 due to training camp hip injury.
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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