Former Preds player Wade Belak found dead - WSMV News 4

Former Preds player Wade Belak found dead

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NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV-AP) -

A former player for the Nashville Predators has been found dead.

Wade Belak was found dead Wednesday in a Toronto hotel room, according to The Toronto Sun.

Belak joined the Predators in 2008.

He only played in 15 games for the team during the 2010-2011 season before retiring.

The Predators released a statement on Belak's death:

"The entire Nashville Predators organization and family is shocked and saddened by the sudden and untimely passing of Wade Belak. Wade was a beloved member of the organization, a terrific teammate and wonderful father and husband who will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his wife Jennifer and children Andie and Alex. We offer our full support to them at this very difficult time."

Toronto police are investigating the cause of death, according to Canadian Press.

The 35-year-old Belak was scheduled to work as a sideline reporter on Predators broadcasts. He played for Colorado, Calgary, Toronto, Florida and finished his career with Nashville, playing in 549 career NHL games with 1,263 penalty minutes and 33 points.

Copyright WSMV 2011. All rights reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

 

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