WHL West First All-Star Team (1993, 1994) Canadian Major Junior First All-Star Team (1994)
Missed entire 1994-95 season after failing to come to contract terms with Washington. Signed as a free agent by Bracknell (Britain-2), December 21, 2004. Traded to Nashville by Washington for Kris Beech and Nashville's 1st round choice (Semyon Varlamov) in 2006 Entry Draft, March 9, 2006. Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, July 3, 2006.
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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