July 3, 1976|
Saskatoon, SK, CAN
|Died||August 31, 2011
Toronto, ON, CAN
|Height||6 ft 5 in (196 cm)|
|Weight||222 lb (101 kg; 15 st 12 lb)|
|Played for||Colorado Avalanche
Toronto Maple Leafs
|NHL Draft||12th overall, 1994
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. His death was later treated as a suicide by Toronto police. Before his death he was preparing to take part in the upcoming season of Battle of the Blades.
References[change | change source]
- "Another tragedy". The Score. 2011-09-01. http://www.thescore.com/home/articles/164359-another-tragedy. Retrieved 2011-10-14.
- "Ex-NHLer Belak committed suicide: sources". CBC. 2011-08-31. http://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/story/2011/08/31/sp-belak-death.html. Retrieved 2011-10-14.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Wade Belak's Official website
- Wade Belak's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database
- Wade Belak's NHL player profile