GAME HIGHS: Goals: 5 / Assists: 3 / Points: 5 ... HAT TRICKS: 3 / MULTI-PT GAMES: 70
CAREER: In the 7th season of an 11-year contract...2008 Stanley Cup champion...Represented Sweden at 2010 Olympics and 2006 WC (gold)...Named to 2014 Swedish Olympic Team but did not play due to injury.
2014-15: Limited to 33 games due to injury and did not play after 1/6 at EDM after suffering a concussion...Played in his 600th NHL game on 1/6 at EDM...Had 3-game goal streak from 11/7-11/14 and 5-game point streak from 11/4-11/14...Had points in 8 of his first 10 games of the season, totaling 11 pts. (5-6-11).
OTHER: Led the NHL in goals (13) during the 2008 Stanley Cup Playoffs...Was selected by DET at the NHL Entry Draft at age 24...Recorded 58 points (23-35-58) in 165 SHL games with Linkoping before joining the NHL in 2005-06.
Missed majority of 2009-10 due to knee injury vs. Chicago, October 8, 2009. Missed majority of 2014-15 due to upper-body injury at Edmonton, January 6, 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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