Signed as a free agent by Togliatti (Russia), September 25, 2004. Suspended by Washington for failing to report to Portland (AHL), September 28, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Mytischi (Russia), November 22, 2005. Signed as a free agent by Carolina, July 26, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Krasnoyarsk (Russia-2), September 25, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Nizhny Novgorod (KHL), October 12, 2012. Signed as a fee agent by Montreal, July 24, 2015.
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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