Marco Sturm Speaker Profile
Former Left Winger for the Florida Panthers
Marco Sturm Biography
Marco Sturm was born September 8, 1978 and is a Germanprofessional ice hockey forward for the Boston Bruins of the National HockeyLeague (NHL). He previously played for the San Jose Sharks of the NHL.
Sturm was drafted by the San Jose Sharks in the first round, 21st overall, inthe 1996 NHL Entry Draft. Sturm scored his first career NHL goal against JeffHackett of the Chicago Blackhawks on October 3, 1997. He was then traded to theBoston Bruins on November, 30, 2005 with Brad Stuart and Wayne Primeau for JoeThornton. As of the end of the 2007-08 Boston Bruins season, Sturm is the onlyplayer involved in that trade that is still with the team.
A notoriously strong skater, he is often referred to as"the fastest German on ice." His forays into the offensive zone areknown as the blitzkrieg. In the 1999 All-Star Game, Sturm had the second besttime to Peter Bondra in the fastest skater competition.
Sturm was to be the captain of Germany's men's ice hockeyteam at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy, but pulled out days beforeleaving for Italy due to an unspecified upper-body injury.
On February 24, 2007, Sturm agreed to a multi-year contractextension.
As of February 2, 2008, Sturm played in his 730th career NHLprofessional ice hockey game, more than any other German-born and raisedplayer.
In the listing for the German national team roster for the2008 IIHF World Ice Hockey Championships, Sturm is one of the selectedGerman-born NHL players to be selected to play for Team Deutschland as of April26, 2008.
Sturm's most famous goal may have come in the 2008 StanleyCup playoffs in the first round against the Montreal Canadiens. With less thanthree minutes remaining in regulation of Game 6, Sturm took a wrist shot fromthe right point on the Canadiens' goaltender Carey Price. After saving theinitial shot, Price gave up a costly rebound, and Sturm, leaping over a fallenMontreal defender, held the puck and proceeded around the diving Montrealgoaltender, and flipped the puck into the top right corner of the net. Thisresulted in the game-winning goal for the Boston Bruins and sent the underdogBruins back to Montreal for a Game 7, which was won by the Canadiens.
Sturm was forced to undergo surgery to repair his meniscusand anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in his left knee during the 2008-09 NHLseason. He played in just 19 games, scoring 7 goals.
Sturm scored the overtime game-winning goal in the 2010Winter Classic between the Bruins and the Philadelphia Flyers held at FenwayPark in Boston, Massachusetts.
Sturm injured his knee 21 seconds into Game 1 of the EasternConference Semifinals against Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday, May 1, 2010. Hewill not return for the remainder of the playoffs. Sturm will have surgery onhis knee.The return date is in December.
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