2015-16 Won 67% (16/24) of his draws at TOR, Oct. 26 Won 88% (7/8) of his face-offs and notched an assist on Oct. 10 vs. PIT.
2014-15: Registered 6-7-13 and 17 PIM in 68 games with EDM Led the Oilers in FO% (55.9%) Ranked 11th in the NHL in FO%...Finished 2nd on the team in SH TOI/G (2:24) Led EDM forwards with 80 blocked shots.
NOTES: Has also played for EDM and WSH Owns a 56.8 career FO%.
WHL East First All-Star Team (2003)
Missed majority of 2009-10 due to recurring back injury. Signed as a free agent by Phoeniix, July 1, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Edmonton, July 5, 2013. Traded to Arizona by Edmonton for Lauri Korpikoski, June 30, 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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