One of the best goaltenders in the NHL during the 2000’s, Marty Turco was recently voted to the Dallas Stars’ 20th Anniversary Team. He was a model of consistency during his career while developing an impeccable reputation as a role model off the ice.
Turco holds several Dallas Stars’ all-time goaltender records, including wins (262), shutouts (40), games (509), saves (11,420), minutes played (29,085), and assists (22). He had six seasons with 30+ wins, and seven seasons with goals-against-averages at-or-below 2.55 (including three at-or-below 1.98).
The Sault St. Marie native set a modern NHL record for goals-against-average in the 2002-03 season at 1.72 (since broken). Turco was named an NHL second-team all-star that year, finishing second in Vezina Trophy voting for best goaltender. His .932 save percentage was also best in the NHL that year.
Turco won a career-best 41 games in 2005-06. He tied an NHL record with three shutouts in one playoff series in the 2007 Western Conference Quarterfinals against the Vancouver Canucks. Turco also played for the Chicago Blackhawks and Boston Bruins in his career, retiring as a player in 2012.
Turco’s stellar college career at the University of Michigan included 2 NCAA Championships and the record for most NCAA wins with 127, which still stands today.
Turco and his wife Kelly returned to Dallas with their three children in 2012 and is currently working in the Stars front office.