CCHA First All-Star Team (2001) NCAA West Second All-American Team (2001, 2002) CCHA Second All-Star Team (2002)
Signed as a free agent by Nashville, July 9, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Minnesota, July 1, 2009. Traded to Boston by Minnesota for Steven Kampfer, February 27, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Colorado, July 1, 2012. Signed to a PTO (professional tryout) contract by San Antonio (AHL), October 3, 2013. Missed majority of 2013-14 due to injury at San Antonio (AHL), October 5, 2013. Signed as a free agent by Florida, July 8, 2014.
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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