Recorded four points (two goals, two assists) including the overtime winner in the tournament s semi-final against Val d Or to help Edmonton reach (and ultimately win) the 2014 MasterCard Memorial Cup.
2014-15: Became the 21st teenager in franchise history to make his debut for the Senators on Oct. 9 at Nashville (3-2 loss) ... Scored his first NHL goal on Dec. 15 at Buffalo (5-4 SO loss) ... Was loaned to Hockey Canada on Dec. 18 and served as Team Canada s captain, recording nine points (five goals, four assists) over each of the team s seven games en route to helping Canada capture the gold medal at the 2015 IIHF WJC in Toronto and Montreal ... Led Senators forwards (and was third overall) with 167 hits.
Career game highs: Goals: 1 (8x) last: Nov. 10 at Nashville (7-5 loss); Assists: 1 (12x) last: Nov. 24 at Dallas (7-4 win); Points: 1 (20x) last: (0-1), Nov. 24 at Dallas (7-4 win)
WHL East First All-Star Team (2014) George Parsons Trophy (Memorial Cup Most Sportsmanlike Player) (2014)
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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