Maple Leafs sign goaltender Garret Sparks to one-year contract worth $750,000

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TORONTO — The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed goaltender Garret Sparks to a one-year contract extension.

The contract will carry an average annual value of US$750,000 in 2019-20.

The 25-year-old native of Elmhurst, Ill., has posted a 7-5-1 record with a 3.09 goals-against average, a .902 save percentage and one shutout in 14 appearances with the Maple Leafs this season.

Sparks won the Aldege (Baz) Bastien Memorial Award as the American Hockey League’s outstanding goaltender last season after leading the AHL in goals against average (1.79), save percentage (.936) and wins (31) while helping the Toronto Marlies capture the 2018 Calder Cup championship.

Sparks was originally selected by Toronto in the seventh round, 189th overall, of the 2011 NHL draft.