Calgary Flames Add Some Goaltending Depth

The Calgary Flames have a new number one goaltender in Jacob Markstrom, but like many teams around the league, they are trying to find ways to create more depth and the team is hoping Garret Sparks is exactly that.  

The 27-year-old Sparks started his career with the Toronto Maple Leafs, was traded to the Vegas Golden Knights and found himself as the AHL starter for Vegas, after appearing in one game for the NHL club. Sparks was currently on the ECHL's Orlando Solar Bears roster before the Flames decided to bring him into camp.

In 38 career games, the Illinois native has a 14-18-2 record with a 3.11 goals against average and a .897 save percentage.

With a 56-game condensed schedule that includes several back to backs, and many busy weeks, goaltending depth will be paramount this season. It's expected we could see more injuries this year than most so having an extra capable goaltender or two will be crucial for teams across the league.

Regardless of when his next game will be, Sparks will never forget his first...

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