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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.
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I don't think it's really truly going to sink in until we drop the puck, to be honest. I know there's going to be a lot of smoke and mirrors with the media attention and all that. We came [Monday] and it was sort of a light day to get things organized. We just want to focus in on the business aspect, the game itself. That's what we're preparing to do. Get these next couple of days out of the way and it's game on.

— Lightning captain Steven Stamkos on playing in his first Stanley Cup Final