Acquired from Columbus via trade on Dec. 16
Recalled for the first time this season on March 3
Had 19 points (6+13) in 31 games for Rochester at the time of his recall
Blocked one shot in 10:36 of ice time during his Sabres debut at TBL (3/3)
Had three hits and a plus-1 rating at OTT (3/6)
ECAC All-Rookie Team (2010) ECAC Rookie of the Year (2010)
Loaned to Kitchener (OHL) by Toronto, February 3, 2011. Traded to Columbus by Toronto with future considerations for Matt Frattin, July 1, 2014. Traded to Buffalo by Columbus for Luke Adam, December 16, 2014.
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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