Missed five games (11/14-11/22) due to injury ... Sparred with Deryk Engelland vs. CGY (11/2) ... Served as a healthy extra in six games (11/1-11/2, 11/8, 11/28-12/2) ... Scored his first NHL goal at VAN (10/26) ... Led WSH in hits (6) and penalty minutes (7) at EDM (10/22) ... Recorded 6:41 of ice time vs. FLA (10/18) ... Led all skaters in hits (5) vs. NJ (10/16) ... Earned his first NHL point with an assist vs. SJ (10/14) ... Registered 6:59 of ice time at BOS (10/11) ... Recorded three hits and seven penalty minutes in his NHL debut vs. MTL (10/9).
Signed as a free agent by Washington, October 6, 2014.
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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