Claimed on waivers by Phoenix from Pittsburgh, September 30, 2009. Missed majority of 2011-12 as a healthy reserve. Signed as a free agent by Cardiff (Britain), November 1, 2012. Signed to a PTO (professional tryout) contract by Portland (AHL), October 28, 2014. Signed to a PTO (professional tryout) contract by Manchester (AHL), December 9, 2014. Signed as a free agent by Ontario (AHL), July 8, 2015.
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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