Made season debut at SJ (2/15) ... Recalled from Hershey (AHL) on Feb. 10 ... Served as a healthy extra in four games (1/10, 1/14-1/16, 2/11) ... Recalled from Hershey (AHL) on Jan. 13 ... Earned 13 points (4g, 9a) and 106 PIM in 44 games with Hershey (AHL) this season.
Signed as a free agent by Hershey (AHL), July 2, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Washington, March 4, 2013. Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh, July 1, 2015.
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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