Had points in back-to-back games Nov. 14-17 (1g-1a-2pts)...Each of his 2g-2a-4pts have come on the PP...Tied career-high with 17 PIM Nov. 8 vs. Vancouver; leads NJ with 39 PIM overall...Scored sixth career PPG Oct. 22 at Ottawa...Re-signed with NJ May 9...2014-15: Games-played total (68) was his most since 2011-12 (77); reached 10g mark for second time (11, 07-08) Scored PPG Mar. 6 vs. Columbus, his first since Nov. 22, 2011 vs. Edmonton; also scored GWG Jan. 6 vs. Buffalo, his first since Apr. 24, 2013 vs. Los Angeles Led squad with 72 PIM Registered points in a career-high five straight games Feb. 20-27 (2g-3a-5pts); posted 1g-1a-2pts Mar. 14 at Arizona for first multi-pt. outing since Feb. 25, 2012 at San Jose Appeared in his 600th career NHL game Mar. 28 at Carolina Saw action in season-high 59 consecutive games Nov. 29-Apr. 11 Scored first goal in a Devils sweater/activated off I.R. Nov. 7 at Detroit, his first game vs. former team.
WHL East First All-Star Team (2003)
Signed as a free agent by Detroit, July 1, 2012. Signed as a free agent by New Jersey, October 7, 2014.
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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