February 16, 2016

Tim Armstrong

What would you consider to be the ultimate way to celebrate New Year's Eve?

Watching the ball drop in Times Square? Party with friends and family?

How about scoring your first and only NHL goal?

That's exactly what Tim Armstrong did on December 31st, 1988. He scored late in the game vs Quebec Nordiques' goaltender Mario Gosselin. The game, played at Maple Leaf Gardens, was won the game handily, 6-1, by Toronto.

The goal was obviously Armstrong's career highlight, but an almost equal memory for him was getting interviewed by Hockey Night in Canada directly after the game.

Armstrong would play a total of 11 games that season. The former Toronto Marlies junior star played four seasons in the AHL, mostly with the Leafs farm team in Newmarket. He also had a brief appearance in Austria. 

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