2015-16: Logged a career-high 17:32 TOI on Nov. 5 at SJS...Scored first goal of the season in his hometown Nov. 4 at ANA...Made season debut Oct. 31 vs. WSH...Recalled from Portland Oct. 31...Recorded points in two consecutive games (0-2-2) for Portland (Oct. 23-24).
2014-15: Scored his first career goal along with a plus-two rating and three shots in 15:17 TOI Nov. 22 at NSH...Recalled from San Antonio on Nov. 18...Recorded three shots, two hits and one blocked shot Nov. 4 at BOS... Made his NHL debut on on Nov. 1 against PHI....Recalled from San Antonio on Oct. 31....Appeared in eight games with San Antonio recording four points (3-1-4).
Notes: @RGrimaldi23...Attended University of North Dakota (2011-14)...Won Gold Medal for Team USA at 2013 WJC with Florida teammate Vincent Trocheck.
WCHA All-Rookie Team (2013)
Missed majority of 2011-12 due to training camp knee injury and resulting surgery.
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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