De­cem­ber 13, 1930

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A Goal…and That’s It? What More Does a Guy Have To Do?

Of course, among the thou­sands of play­ers to ap­pear in the NHL, some dis­cov­ered that, un­for­tu­nately, their first game was also their last. Some 393 fall into this cat­e­gory, al­though sev­eral are still ac­tive and may get a shot at a sec­ond game in the fu­ture. But among those

343 are two who must have felt bit­ter af­ter the fact. Con­sider the cases of Rolly Huard (Toronto, Dec. 13,

1930) and Dean Mor­ton (Detroit, Oct. 5, 1989). Called up for one game, they scored a goal – yet never played in the NHL again. Ever. They are the only two play­ers so un­for­tu­nate. And only 12 of the 343 one-game won­ders made their lone ap­pear­ances in play­off games, most fa­mously Don Cherry (a.k.a. ‘Grapes’). He played for the Bru­ins March 31, 1955 and never again.

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