Blackhawks to introduce three-time NHL All-Star Marty Turco at United Center on Tuesday, August 31
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Blackhawks goaltender Marty Turco and General Manager Stan Bowman
What: Official press conference to introduce Turco, who signed with the team on August 2
Where: United Center’s Stadium Club
When: Tuesday, August 31 at 2:30 pm
Viewing: Fans can watch the entire press conference live on chicagoblackhawks.com.
Turco, 34, is second among active NHL goaltenders with a 2.31 career goals-against average (minimum 250 games) and sixth with 262 wins and 40 shutouts in 509 career regular-season games spanning 10 seasons with the Dallas Stars. The Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario native is Dallas’ franchise leader in wins (262), shutouts (40), games played (509) and minutes played (29,064), which includes posting a 22-20-11 record with four shutouts, a 2.72 goals-against average and a .913 save percentage in 53 regular-season appearances in 2009-10. He is fifth among active NHL netminders with a 2.17 goals-against average during the Stanley Cup Playoffs, racking up a 21-26 record and a .914 save percentage in 47 postseason tilts over five different campaigns.
Turco has played in three NHL All-Star Games (2003, 2004 and 2007), was named to the NHL Second All-Star Team in 2003 and was a member of Team Canada at the 2006 Winter Olympic Games in Torino, Italy. He recorded at least 30 wins in six consecutive seasons from 2002 to 2009, which includes a career-high 41 in 2005-06.