Hockey East Second All-Star Team (2004) NCAA East First All-American Team (2004, 2005) Hockey East First All-Star Team (2005)
Missed majority of 2007-08 due to post-concussion syndrome. Traded to Philadelphia by Boston for Ned Lukacevic and Philadelphia's 4th round choice (Lane MacDermid) in 2009 Entry Draft, October 14, 2008. Signed as a free agent by Carolina, July 15, 2009. Traded to Vancouver by Carolina for Vancouver's 3rd round choice (Austin Levi) in 2010 Entry Draft, March 3, 2010. Missed majority of 2012-13 as a healthy reserve. Missed majority of 2013-14 due to head injury at Calgary, December 29, 2013 and as a healthy reserve.
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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