Last Game: Did not dress for 12th straight game (back injury) on 11/28 at STL.
2014-15: Posted 2 shots, 4 hits and 2 takeaways in 16:13 time on ice in CBJ debut on 2/28 vs. NJD... Skated in 500th career NHL game on 11/8 vs. NYR.
Career: Ranked third on TOR in penalty minutes (93) in 2013-14... Scored 100th career NHL goal on 12/21/13 vs. DET... Collected career-high three points (1-2-3) on 1/27/13 at MTL and (2-1-3) on 2/5/13 vs. NYR... Recorded career high in goals, assists and points with 30-16-46 in 2011-12... Posted 100th career NHL point (assist) on 4/10/11 vs. BOS... Scored first NHL goal (vs. John Grahame) in NHL debut on 3/17/07 vs. CAR... Won OHL Championship and Memorial Cup with Kitchener in 2002-03.
Signed as a free agent by New Jersey, August 12, 2005. Signed as a free agent by Salzburg (Austria), October 24, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Toronto, July 5, 2013. Traded to Columbus by Toronto for Nathan Horton, February 26, 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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