WCHA All-Rookie Team (2003) WCHA First All-Star Team (2005, 2006) NCAA West First All-American Team (2005, 2006) AHL All-Rookie Team (2007) AHL First All-Star Team (2007) Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award (AHL - Rookie of the Year) (2007) Willie Marshall Award (AHL - Top Goal-scorer) (2007) AHL Second All-Star Team (2008)
Traded to San Jose by Atlanta with Mike Vernace and Atlanta's 7th round choice (Lee Moffie) in 2010 Entry Draft for future considerations, June 23, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh, July 3, 2010. Signed as a free agent by St. Louis, July 4, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Jonkoping (Sweden), May 8, 2013. Signed as a free agent by Orebro (Sweden), February 21, 2014.
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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