Registered an assist and a plus-2 rating in his season debut vs. WSH (3/16)
Recalled for the second time this season on April 10
Led Rochester defensemen with 34 points (10+24) in 69 games at the time of his recall
Finished with a plus-1 rating in 11:30 of ice time at CBJ (4/10)
Hockey East First All-Star Team (2013) NCAA East First All-American Team (2013)
Signed as a free agent by Buffalo, April 13, 2013.
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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