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Maple Leafs sign Garret Sparks to one-year, two-way deal

by Staff Writer / Toronto Maple Leafs

The Toronto Maple Leafs announced today the hockey club has signed goaltender Garret Sparks to a one-year, two-way contract.

Sparks, 23, owned a 6-9-1 record with a 3.02 goals against average (GAA) and .893 save percentage (SV%) in 17 games during his rookie season with the Maple Leafs last year while posting a 14-4-0 record, 2.33 GAA, a.928 SV% and three shutouts in 21 regular season games with the AHL’s Toronto Marlies. In five playoff appearances with the Marlies, Sparks registered a 2.30 GAA, a .915 SV%, one shutout and a record of 2-2-0. On November 30, 2015, Sparks became the first goaltender in Maple Leafs history to record a shutout in his NHL debut.

Sparks was originally selected by Toronto in the seventh round (190th overall) of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.

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