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Penguins Crosby scores on Bruins Turco at TD Garden in Boston, MA.
Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) scores against Boston Bruins goalie Marty Turco in the first period at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts on April 3, 2012. UPI/Matthew Healey
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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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