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DALLAS STARS VS COLORADO AVALANCHE
Dallas Stars goalie Marty Turco stops this Colorado Avalanche shot in the first period at the Pepsi Center in Denver December 27, 2006. Turco failed to prevent a rebound goal by Avalanche Wojtek Wolski on the play. (UPI Photo/Gary C. Caskey)
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Marty Turco (born August 13, 1975) is a Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender who is currently with the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League. Because of his puckhandling prowess, Canadian hockey personality Don Cherry named Turco: "the smartest goalie in the NHL."

Unlike most Canadians in the NHL, Turco did not play major junior hockey, instead playing for the University of Michigan, with whom he won two NCAA championships.

After playing minor hockey for the S.S. Marie Legion program in his hometown, Turco was undrafted by the Ontario Hockey League. He signed as a 17-year old with the Cambridge Winterhawks Jr.B. team in 1992 and played two seasons with the OHA team before accepting an NCAA scholarship at U. Michigan (CCHA).

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