During the 2011-12 season, the Bruins had a deadly duo of goalies in Tim Thomas, and Tuukka Rask. Then Rask went down with an injury at the start of March. The Bruins didn't have another goalie in their system who was NHL ready and they didn't want to overwork Thomas before the play-offs. Unfortunately for the Bruins, the trade deadline was February 27th, which was a few days before Rask was injured, so Bruins had to look at free agents. Marty got the call.
Turco struggled with the Bruins. He played in five games, winning two and losing two. His 3.68 GAA and .855 save percentage were not in the same ballpark as the other Bruins goalies, 2.26 GAA and .926 Save percentage. His brief time with the Bruins was not good.
Turco was once again a UFA in the offseason, and once again, was unable to find work. He held out hope until he finally announced his official retirement in January of 2013.
No card company bothered to make a Marty Turco Bruins card. I figured Score would have been the best bet to have included Turco, so here`s my version of a 2012-13 Score Marty Turco card.
|2012-13 Score #549 Marty Turco|