CAREER: In the 2nd year of a 2-year contract...2014 AHL 2nd All-Star Team...2013 Calder Cup champion with Grand Rapids...2013 AHL All-Star...2012 WJC All-Star Team and Best Goaltender...2011 OHL Best Save Percentage and 3rd All-Star Team
2015-16: Stopped a career-high 44 on 10/10 at CAR ... Assisted on DET's 1st-ever 3-on-3 OT goal, 10/25 at VAN.
2014-15: Became 5th goalie in NHL history to record 2 SOs in same series he made NHL playoff debut...Saw 35+ shots in 3 straight games, winning all three starts, 1/17-1/27...Won his first three starts this season...Won his season debut with 28 saves on 11/20 at WPG.
OTHER: Became the 2nd goalie in hockey history to win his ECHL, AHL and NHL debuts in the same season (joining Alex Auld)...Became 2nd youngest DET G (Bill Beveridge) to win DET debut...Was 74-37-10 with a 2.87 GAA and .916 SV% in 132 OHL games with the Ottawa 67s from 2009-12...Posted shutouts in two of his first three NHL wins.
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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