Wade Belak – Found Dead

Wade BelakWade Belak, former Nashville Predator and also played with five NHL teams before, was found dead in Toronto last Wednesday.

Wade Belak, 35 years of age, is the third NHL enforcer found dead since May.

Tony Vella, Toronto police spokesman, said police officers found Belak dead when called at 1:40 p.m. EDT Wednesday at a condo complex and hotel. Tony Vella cited “foul play is not suspected in the ongoing investigation” into Belak’s death.

35-year-old Wade Belak was arranged to work as a rink-side reporter on the Nashville television broadcasts in the next upcoming season. The 233 lbs, 6 footer forward played for Colorado, Calgary, Toronto, Florida and finished his career with Nashville. He played 549 NHL career games with 33 points and 1,263 minutes of penalty time.

Rick Rypien from Winnipeg, 27 years of age, was also found dead last month at his own home in Alberta after a police officer said a call was answered for a “sudden and non-suspicious” death.

Derek Boogard, 28 years of age, also died last May because of an accidental mix of oxycodone and alcohol.

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