2014-15: Appeared in 67 games tallied a career-high 21 goals, more than twice as much as the previous season recorded career-high six shots April 1 at PIT recorded first career shorthanded goal March 8 at NJD missed eight games while recovering from pneumonia (Jan. 27-Feb. 15) played his 100th career game Jan. 3 at NJD missed eight games with a lower body injury from Nov. Diagnosed with a lower body injury after blocking a shot Nov. 4 vs. EDM and missed eight games (Nov.6-24) recorded his first career two-goal game Oct. 25 vs. Detroit and tied a career high with three points (2G, 1A).
Signed as a free agent by Philadelphia, May 31, 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