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Marty Turco
Marty Turco
Goaltender
(TUHR-koh, MAHR-tee)
Number: 35
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 184
Catches: Left
Born: Aug 13, 1975
Birthplace: Sault Ste. Marie, ON, Canada
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Drafted: DAL / 1994 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 5th (124th overall)
2007-08 SEASON
Fifth-straight 30-win season (32 victories)…Stopped all four penalty shots he faced…Was named the NHL’s Second Star of the Month for February, 2008…Had three shutouts, including a 28-save effort in
a 1-0 win over Detroit at home on Feb.17…Appeared in all 18 playoff games, going 10-8 with a 2.08 GAA and a .922 save percentage. Made a franchise-record 61 saves in Game Six of the West Semifinals vs. San Jose (4 OT), stopping 61-of-62 shots in a 2-1 win. Finished the playoffs with a 2.17 GAA and .914 save percentage.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
Has the most wins (207) and shutouts (33) in Stars franchise history…Also has the most assists for a Stars goalie (13) and ranks second all-time in games played among franchise goaltenders (382)…Enters 2008-09 having earned 30+ wins in each of the last five seasons (second-longest streak in the NHL to Martin Brodeur’s 12 consecutive)…Has stopped 11-of-12 career penalty shots faced (including stopping the last 11 in a row)…Has appeared in 62-or-more games in each of the last four seasons…Has played in three NHL All-Star Games (’03, ’04, ’07)…Was named as a NHL Second Team All-Star after the 2002-03 season…Selected to represent Canada at the 2006 Winter Olympic Games…Last two playoffs combined (2007 + 2008): 25 games, 1.84 GAA, .931 save percentage, 4 shutouts...In 2006-07 ranked fourth in the league in GAA (2.23), fifth in shutouts (6), and tied for sixth in wins (38)...Earned the win in net for the Western Conference at the All-Star Game in Dallas, his third straight All-Star appearance...Became the franchise’s all-time winningest goaltender with his 161st win on Jan. 20 at Minnesota...Set a career-long shutout sequence of 154:19 from Dec. 2 - 8...In the 2007 playoffs, led the NHL in GAA (1.30) and save percentage (.952) in his seven games...Tied the NHL record for most shutouts in a series (3)..Set a career-long and franchise-long playoff shutout streak of 165:45…In 2005-06, set the clubrecord
for wins in one season at 41 (originally set by Belfour in ‘97-98 and matched by Turco in ‘03-04)...Recorded his 100th career NHL win on Oct. 22 vs. Calgary...Was named the NHL Defensive Player of the Month for November and January...Was selected to represent Team Canada at the 2006 Winter Olympics but did not dress in a game...In 2004-05, played in six games with Djurgardens of the Swedish Elite League, posting a 2.02 goals-against and one shutout...In 2003-04, set a new career-high in wins (37) and tied for the most wins in a season by a Stars goalie (also Belfour in 97-98)...Set new career-high in shutouts (9), tying for the most SOs in a season by a Stars goalie (also Belfour in 97-98)...Accumulated the most games played (73) and minutes played (4,359) by a goaltender in one season in franchise history...Among league leaders, ranked second in wins, tied for third in shtouts and third in GAA (1.98)...Allowed one goal or less in seven straight starts, Dec. 12-26, becoming the only goaltender in club history to do that and the first goaltender in the NHL since John Vanbiesbrouck went eight starts with one goal or less from Feb. 23-Apr. 16, 1992 with the NYR...In 2002-03, finished second in voting for the Vezina Trophy (Brodeur) in his first season as an NHLstarter...Named to the NHLSecond All-Star Team...Set the best GAAin league history since World War II at 1.72, shattering the former record of 1.77 by both Tony Esposito in 1971-72 and Al Rollins in 1950-51...Also finished with a save percentage of .93230, the second-best save percentage since 1976-77, the first year that stat was kept for individual goaltenders (Hasek in 1998-99, .937)...Among goaltending league leaders, ranked first in goals-against-average (1.72) and first in save percentage (.932), and tied for fifth in shutouts (7)...Set a new career-high for shutout sequence, 143:25, from Nov. 20-23 (previous high was 137:40)...Posted a franchise-record 16-game unbeaten streak (12-0-4), Dec. 29-Mar. 25, registering a 1.80 GAA and a .930 save percentage in 19 appearances over the streak...In 2001-02, among goaltending league leaders, finished third in goals-against-average (2.09) and tied for third in save percentage (.921)...Made a career-high 43 saves on 46 shots in a 3-2 overtime loss on Oct. 28 at NYIslanders...In 2000-01, won the MBNA Roger Crozier Saving Grace Award for the top save percentage in the league (.925)...Finished first among NHLgoaltenders in save percentage and goals-against-average (1.90)...Registered the second lowest goals-against-average (Al Rollins, 1.77 in 1950-51) and the best save percentage among rookie goaltenders since 1943 (introduction of the center red line)...Recorded his first career NHLshutout by stopping 33 shots in a 4-0 win Jan. 6 at Boston....Spent the 1999-00 season with Michigan (IHL) and led all IHLgoalies in shutouts (7) and saves (1,511), was second in minutes (3,399) and was fourth in wins (28)...Established a new IHLrecord for consecutive shutout minutes at 282:04, stopping 132 consecutive shots from Mar. 18-Apr. 1...In 1998-99, spent his first pro season with the Michigan K-Wings and was awarded the IHL's Longman Trophy as Rookie of the Year.

COLLEGIATE CAREER
Holds the NCAA record for most career victories, posting a lifetime 127-28-7 record (.806 winning pct.) for Michigan Took the Wolverines to the Final Four in each of his four years at the schoolWon two NCAA National Championships (1996, 1998)Had a 21-5 record with a 2.03 gaa and a .910 save percentage in 26 post-season startsWon a record nine NCAA Tournament elimination games (9-2) and is the only goalie with two shutouts in NCAA Tournament gamesWas named the 1997-98 NCAA Final Four's Most Outstanding Player, after stopping 38 of 40 shots to lead the Wolverines to the championshipAlso named to the NCAA Final Four All-Tournament TeamIn 1996-97, named First Team All-AmericanNamed CCHA Goaltender of the Year and to the All-CCHA First TeamStarted 42 of Michigan's 43 games in 1995-96, leading UM to the NCAA ChampionshipNamed to the NCAA All-Tournament TeamWas named CCHA Rookie of Year in 1994-95.

PERSONAL
Hometown:Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario...Married: wife, Kelly and their two daughters Hailey (4) and Katelyn (2)Majored in Physical Education at Michigan...Hobbies include golf and fishing...Spokesperson for the Stars Stick With Reading program...Lists his favorite movie as Shawshank Redemption...His favorite NHLCity is Vancouver...Says Wayne Gretzky was his favorite player growing up and Kirk McLean was his favorite goallie...His first job was a bartender.

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