Committee Member: Marty Turco

Marty Turco

Dallas - Former Goalie, President of the Dallas Stars Foundation

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.



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?


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?


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?


Vodka or gin?



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.