*3rd on team in hits (43), T-3rd in goals (6)
*Tied career high with 7 hits at PIT (11/17)
*Registered 5 hits and skated career-high 20:30 vs. NSH (11/5)
*Had a 3-game point streak (2-1=3, 10/18-10/24)
*Charitable interests include the Special Olympics
*Enjoys watching tennis, including Switzerland s star players, and attended the French Open and Wimbledon this summer, where he met Roger Federer for the first time
*During the Wild s inaugural 2000-01 season: Was an eight-year-old playing hockey in Chur
WHL West Second All-Star Team (2010)
Traded to Minnesota by NY Islanders for Cal Clutterbuck and New Jersey's 3rd round choice (previously acquired, Minnesota selected Eamon McAdam) in 2013 Entry Draft, June 30, 2013.
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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