Has played in two straight...Recalled from Albany (AHL) Oct. 14; was assigned to Albany Oct. 13...DND Oct. 10 at Washington; played in season-opener Oct. 9 vs. Winnipeg...Led Devils with 2g (tie) and +4 mark (tie) during the pre-season...2014-15: Saw action with both AHL (62 games) and NHL Devils (11) for second straight year Appeared in 11 NHL games over three stints with New Jersey; scored goal Apr. 3 vs. Montreal Finished fourth on A-Devils with 15g and fifth with 30pts overall Ranked second on squad (P. Thompson, 237) with 172 shots; was tied for third (J. Whitney) with eight PPG Posted career-high seven-game point-scoring streak Dec. 11-30 (6g-2a-8pts) Six multi-pt. efforts included season-high three assists/points Jan. 3 at Bridgeport.
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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