Missed the first three months of the season due to a lower-body injury
Earned his first recall of the season on Jan. 26 and started his only game of the season at VAN (1/30)
Recalled again on March 7; had a 7-4-1 record with a 2.72 goals-against average and .907 save percentage in 14 AHL games at the time of the recall.
Stopped 40 shots at NSH (3/21)
OHL Second All-Star Team (2010)
Traded to Buffalo by Minnesota with Johan Larsson, Minnesota's 1st round choice (Nikita Zadorov) in 2013 Entry Draft and Minnesota's 2nd round choice (Vaclav Karabacek) in 2014 Entry Draft for Jason Pominville and Buffalo's 4th round choice (later traded to Edmonton Edmonton selected William Lagesson) in 2014 Entry Draft, April 3, 2013. Signed as a free agent by Anaheim, July 1, 2015.
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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