WJC-A All-Star Team (1993) NHL First All-Star Team (2002, 2003, 2004) Lester B. Pearson Award (2003)
Played in NHL All-Star Game (1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004)
Traded to Vancouver by Pittsburgh for Alek Stojanov, March 20, 1996. Signed as a free agent by MODO (Sweden), December 20, 2004. Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, July 3, 2008. Officially announced his retirement, May 4, 2009. Signed as a free agent by MODO (Sweden), November 16, 2009.
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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