It’s a truly sad day in the Maple Leafs community and in the hockey world, Wade Belak was found dead in a Toronto hotel room earlier tonight. No details are known at this time except the fact the police ruled out foul play. Wade was one of the good ones, an honest hockey player with a good sense of humor and a good team guy to boot.
Born in Saskatoon on July 3, 1976Â Belak spent 15 years in the NHL, playing for the Colorado Avalanche, Calgary Flames, Toronto Maple Leafs, Florida Panthers and the Nashville Predators. He spent a total of 7 seasons playing with the Maple Leafs and making his mark in every Leafs fan’s heart.
Goodbye Wade, we’ll miss ya.