Wade Belak

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Wade Belak
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Born July 3, 1976(1976-07-03)
Saskatoon, SK, CAN
Died August 31, 2011(2011-08-31) (aged 35)
Toronto, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight 222 lb (101 kg; 15 st 12 lb)
Position Defence/forward
Shot Right
Played for Colorado Avalanche
Calgary Flames
Toronto Maple Leafs
Florida Panthers
Nashville Predators
NHL Draft 12th overall, 1994
Quebec Nordiques
Playing career 1996–2011

Wade Belak (July 3, 1976 – August 31, 2011) was a Canadian professional ice hockey player that played a career total of 18 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL). He was drafted by the Quebec Nordiques with the 12th overall pick in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft. Belak retired from the NHL on March 8, 2011 and remained with the Predators in an organizational role. On August 31, 2011, He was found dead in his condo at the One King Street West hotel in Toronto[1]. His death was later treated as a suicide by Toronto police[2]. Before his death he was preparing to take part in the upcoming season of Battle of the Blades.

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