Brother of Riley
Traded to Atlanta by Pittsburgh with Erik Christensen, Angelo Esposito and Pittsburgh's 1st round choice (Daultan Leveille) in 2008 Entry Draft for Marian Hossa and Pascal Dupuis, February 26, 2008. Signed as a free agent by Toronto, July 1, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Montreal, July 1, 2012. Missed majority of 2011-12 due to ankle (October 17, 2011 vs. Colorado) and foot (December 17, 2011 vs. Vancouver) injuries and as a healthy reserve. Signed as a free agent by Vaxjo (Sweden), July 27, 2013.
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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