USHL Player of the Year (1994) WCHA First All-Star Team (1997, 1998, 1999) NCAA West Second All-American Team (1998) WCHA Player of the Year (1999) NCAA West First All-American Team (1999) Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy (2008)
Played in NHL All-Star Game (2007)
Signed as a free agent by Los Angeles, April 20, 1999. Traded to NY Islanders by Los Angeles for NY Islanders' 5th round choice (Joel Andresen) in 2002 Entry Draft, January 3, 2001. Signed as a free agent by Lugano (Swiss), December 1, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Toronto, July 1, 2007. Traded to Anaheim by Toronto with Vesa Toskala for Jean-Sebastien Giguere, January 31, 2010.
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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