-Recalled from Oklahoma City (AHL) on Oct. 13
-Played his 1st career NHL game on Oct. 14 at LA
-Yakimov was selected by Edmonton in the 3rd round, 83rd overall in the 2013 NHL Draft.
-Played for Russia at the 2014 World Junior Hockey Championship
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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