Was +1 in 12:08 of ice time vs. COL (11/21) ... Recalled from Hershey (AHL) on Nov. 16 ... Scored three goals in five games with the Bears ... Re-assigned to Hershey (AHL) on Nov. 6 ... Earned his first NHL assist vs. CHI (10/15) ... Logged 10:20 of ice time in his season debut vs. SJ (10/13) ... Served as a healthy extra in 14 games (10/10, 10/17-11/5, 11/18-11/19, 11/25-11/27).
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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