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.