Last Game (AHL): Tallied a goal and recorded 3 shots on goal on 11/28 at Bridgeport
- Recalled by NYR this afternoon
- Leads Hartford in shots on goal (68), is tied for the team lead in goals (5) and points (12), and is tied for 2nd in assists (7)
- Has recorded a point in 10 of 21 games
- Has tallied a goal in 2 of his last 3 games with Hartford (two goals)
- Has registered a point in 3 of his last 4 contests (2 goals, 3 assists)
- Has notched a point in 5 of his last 8 games (3 goals, 4 assists over the span)
- Has skated in 48 career NHL games with Pittsburgh over the last 2 seasons (2013-14 - 2014-15)
- Named to the WCHA All-Rookie Team during his only season of collegiate hockey with the University of Nebraska-Omaha in 2011-12
USHL First All-Star Team (2011)
Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh, August 1, 2012. Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, 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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