Garret Sparks’ sensational debut garners social media tributes across the NHL

Garret Sparks earned some pats on the back from teammates old and new following his NHL debut Monday.
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Sometimes the measure of a man can be the quality of the company he keeps, and if social media is any indication, Garret Sparks is a pretty incredible man. The rookie goaltender made history Monday when he earned a shutout in his NHL debut, and players at all levels of professional hockey paid tribute to Sparks after the game on social media. 

There were many tweets from Toronto’s AHL players who have played in front of Sparks over the last few years:

Former Leaf Colby Armstrong also weighed in on Sparks:

Players on opposing teams who encountered Sparks at other points in their careers gave the goalie a shout out:

But perhaps the best endorsement for Sparks came from the team’s front office.

That's the sign of a job well done for Sparks. 

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