17 Facts About Marty Turco


Marty Vincent Turco was born on August 13,1975 and is a Canadian former professional ice hockey goaltender who played 11 seasons in the National Hockey League.

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Marty Turco played nine seasons with the Dallas Stars and one season each with the Chicago Blackhawks and Boston Bruins.

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Marty Turco currently serves as an in-studio analyst at NHL Network.

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Marty Turco signed as a 17-year-old with the Cambridge Winterhawks Jr.

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Marty Turco was drafted in the fifth round of the 1994 NHL Entry Draft by the Dallas Stars and went on to play for Michigan that fall.

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Marty Turco earned many awards in his four years at Michigan, including Rookie of the Year in 1995, Tournament MVP in 1998 and nominations to the first All-Star team in 1997, the second All-Star team in 1998 and the All-Tournament Team in 1996 and 1998.

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Marty Turco spent the next two years with the Stars gaining experience as the team's backup.

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On January 15,2009, Marty Turco recorded his 421st game for the Stars, becoming the franchise's all-time leader in games played by a goaltender, surpassing Cesare Maniago's near 33-year old record of 420.

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In December 2011, Marty Turco signed a contract with EC Red Bull Salzburg of the Austrian Erste Bank Eishockey Liga.

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Marty Turco was signed after it was learned that the Bruins' back-up goaltender, Tuukka Rask, would be out four-to-six weeks with a lower abdominal strain.

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Marty Turco played for Team Canada at the 2002 World Championship, he won a silver medal in 2005 but did not play.

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Marty Turco joined NHL Network's team after the Blackhawks were eliminated by the Vancouver Canucks during the 2011 playoffs.

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Marty Turco says a full-time job in television might be in his future, but that he would like to play again and is not ready to retire.

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Marty Turco joined Team Canada for the 2011 Spengler Cup after not playing regularly for nine months.

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Marty Turco can be seen in the NHL's "Road Trip" commercial, which was debuted during the 2007 NHL All-Star Game in Dallas.

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Marty Turco can be seen sleeping as fellow goaltenders Roberto Luongo and Ryan Miller set him up to cover himself in shaving cream as a result of a prank.

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Marty Turco and his wife Kelly have two daughters, Hailey was born on early 2002 and and Katelyn was born on April 2004, and and one son, Finley was born on August 2008 and with the family residing in Highland Park, Texas.

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