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One and done: Meet the players who scored a single career NHL goal

The recollections of five individuals who were gifted enough to play in the NHL and skated off with just one career goal.

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Brad Fast, a former player with the Carolina Hurricanes, is shown Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, in East Lansing, Mich., holding the puck with which he scored a goal against the Florida Panthers

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A native of Fort St. John, B.C., Fast was called up by the Carolina Hurricanes on April 4, 2000 to play in the final game of the regular season against the Florida Panthers.

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Fast snapped a shot high over the shoulder of Florida goaltender Roberto Luongo from the top of the circle at the 17:34 mark of the third period on April 4, 2000.

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Currently head coach for the University of Toronto's Varsity Blues hockey team, Darren Lowe played in eight games in the NHL for the Pittsburgh Penguins.

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It was the 1983-84 NHL season that Lowe, fresh off playing for Canada at the Winter Olympics in Sarajevo, got his shot in the NHL, signing as a free agent with the Pittsburgh Penguins.

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Lowe scored in his eighth NHL game, March, 13, 1984, in Vancouver against the Canucks at the 15:36 mark of the first period.

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Dean Morton played one NHL game as a defenceman for the Detroit Red Wings. He worked in his first NHL game as a referee in 2000.

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Morton is one of just three non-active players in NHL history to score just one NHL goal while playing in just one NHL game

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Morton scored his goal against Calgary Flames goalie Mike Vernon in the first period of the one and only NHL game he ever played in.

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After a stellar junior career in the Ontario Hockey League in which he scored 81 goals over a three-year span for a mostly sub-par Toronto Marlboros outfit, Tim Armstrong’s graduated into the NHL with the Maple Leafs.

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Armstrong at his Keswick, Ont., home on Dec. 13, 2013 with his first, and only, goal puck.

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Armstrong scored his one and only NHL goal in his home-ice debut at Maple Leaf Gardens on New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31, 1988, against the Quebec Nordiques at 16:25 of the third period.

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Retired professional hockey player Gary Yaremchuk holds the framed puck that he scored his only NHL goal with, in Edmonton on December 14, 2013. Yaremchuk played 34 games in the National Hockey League with the Toronto Maple Leafs and scored one goal

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Yaremchuk lit the red light during his final stint in the NHL, on March, 23, 1985, and the goal came in his hometown of Edmonton against Wayne Gretzky and the Oilers.

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