Marty Turco

Dallas -

After 11 seasons stopping pucks in the National Hockey League, Legendary goalie Marty Turco is now the President of the Dallas Stars Foundation, leading a life dedicated to giving back to the Dallas, Texas community. Though Turco focuses much of his time and energy focusing on the foundation and providing support through teamwork, interaction and education, he also enjoys the simple things in life. From grilling and watching sports to spending time with his wife and three kids, Turco leads a simple yet truly wonderful life that provides great things for his community.

Q&A:

Hometown?

Sault Ste Marie, Ontario, Canada

Place you call home now (neighborhood etc)

University Park, Dallas, TX

Any notes on your education?

Played 4 years hockey at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Favorite sport to watch?

Hockey and golf

Favorite sport to play?

Hockey

Best vacation ever?

With my wife in Italy

Dream trip destination. Why?

Chartering a boat on the Adriatic Sea because it looks so pretty and it touches many different countries and cultures

Favorite dinner?

Eggplant parmigiana

Favorite dessert?

Uncle Richards’s strawberry custard pie

Underrated food?

avocado

Dish you’re best at cooking?

lamb chops on the charcoal grill

Best meal you've had at a restaurant?

Scallops at Savour

Road trip -- three in the car with you. Living or dead. Who are they? Why?

Brian Griese, Tommy Mehl “Booger” and Travis Conlan because they are the funniest ever

Favorite TV show as a kid.

Family Ties

Favorite movies?

Shawshank Redemption and Slap Shot

Favorite actress and or actor?

Jason Bateman

Favorite bands?

Tragically Hip and George Straight

Most impressive live performance you ever saw.

Chris Stapleton

Car you drive now.

Lexus from Park Place

Car you’d like to drive.

68 Shelby Cobra

Best car you've owned. Why?

H2 because it was a novelty and a beast

Got a favorite watch?

Stars gift playing in my 500th NHL game

Summer drink of choice?

Codigo Rosa, topo and an orange slice

Winter drink of choice?

Codigo 1530 Origen

Bourbon or Scotch?

Scotch

Vodka or gin?

Gin

Cologne?

Naturally scented

Go-to red on a wine list?

Far Niente

Go-to white?

Far Niente

Favorite beach?

Sandy Lane in Barbados

On a Saturday, your favorite errand to run is:

Grocery store

Otherwise, you’ll be busy doing what?

Lighting my grill and watching sports

Best work advice you ever got?

Leading others is a way of life.

Best thing about your career?

Making a difference in other peoples lives

What do you do now for work? Tell us something about your work and career path.

I’m the President of the Dallas Stars Foundation. Stopping pucks gave me a chance to give back. Doing it for a living has been rewarding.

What does luxury mean to you?

The opportunity to give back.

Got a philosophy to live by?

Rule 1 have fun!

Add anything else about yourself here that you would like the world to know about you

Married my high school sweetheart and we have 3 great kids.