Signed as a free agent by Montreal, September 15, 2009. Traded to Florida by Montreal with Florida's 7th round choice (previously acquired, Florida selected Hugo Fagerblom) in 2014 Entry Draft for George Parros, July 5, 2013. Traded to Chicago by Florida with Kris Versteeg for Jimmy Hayes and Dylan Olsen, November 14, 2013.
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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