- Recalled under emergency conditions on Feb. 20. Was leading the Sound Tigers in goals (18) and points (40) at time of recall
- Made his NHL debut on Feb. 21 at Washington
- Recorded his first NHL point (assist) and goal on Feb. 24 vs. Arizona
- Changed to regular recall on Mar. 3
- Returned to Bridgeport on Mar. 10 after appearing in six games
Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, July 1, 2014. Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh, July 1, 2015.
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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