Ahead of the 2015-16 season, he was tied for fourth among all-time B-Sens with eight shorthanded goals ... An RFA at the conclusion of the 2014-15 campaign, he is in the midst of the first of a two-year contract he signed with Ottawa on June 18.
2014-15: Registered 21 points (11 goals, 10 assists) over 27 games with the B-Sens and was recalled to Ottawa twice ... Appeared in a new NHL season high of 50 games and established new NHL career highs in goals (10), assists (nine) and points (19) ... Was the only Senator to record multiple shorthanded goals (two) ... Concluded the regular season with a goal in three consecutive games.
2015-16 Season high: Face-offs: 11/14 (79%), (2x) last: Oct. 31 vs Detroit (5-3 loss)
Career game highs: Goals: 2, Nov. 24 at Dallas (7-4 win); Assists: 1 (14x) last: Nov. 24 at Dallas (7-4 win); Points: 3, (2-1), Nov. 24 at Dallas (7-4 win)
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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