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Wade Belak

Wade Belak  #3

Right Wing
NUMBER: 3 BIRTHDATE: July 3, 1976
HEIGHT: 6' 5" BIRTHPLACE: Saskatoon, SK, Canada
WEIGHT: 222 DRAFTED: QUE / 1994 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 1st   (12th overall)
Rights transferred to Colorado after Quebec franchise relocated, June 21, 1995. Traded to Calgary by Colorado with Rene Corbet, Robyn Regehr and Colorado's 2nd round compensatory choice (Jarret Stoll) in 2000 Entry Draft for Theoren Fleury and Chris Dingman, February 28, 1999. Missed majority of 1999-2000 and 2000-01 due to shoulder injury vs. Colorado, February 10, 2000. Claimed on waivers by Toronto from Calgary, February 16, 2001. Missed majority of 2003-04 due to abdomen (November 20, 2003 vs. Edmonton) and knee (January 6, 2004 vs. Nashville) injuries. Signed as a free agent by Coventry (Britain), November 8, 2004. Traded to Florida by Toronto for Florida's 5th round choice (Jerome Flaake) in 2008 Entry Draft, February 26, 2008. Traded to Nashville by Florida for Nick Tarnasky, November 27, 2008. Missed majority of 2010-11 as a healthy reserve. Passed away on August 31, 2011.
Quote of the Day

That was something I've been dreaming of, something I've told myself before the third period I was going to do ... It was an amazing feeling. It's hard to describe. I didn't believe it went in at first but when I saw all the reaction and all the fans going crazy and my teammates going crazy, it's just an unbelievable feeling. I didn't know what to do. I didn't know whether to jump or just skate and do a Theo Fleury. I don't think I'm the same caliber player he is so I couldn't do it.

— Flames forward Mikael Backlund on scoring the overtime winner against the Ducks in Gm. 3