-- John Ferguson, vice-president and general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs, announced Wednesday that the club has signed forward Wade Belak to a one year contract extension that runs through the 2007-08 season. In keeping with club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Belak, 30, played 55 games with the Maple Leafs collecting three points (three assists) with 109 penalty minutes. He ranked second (tie) on the team in penalty minutes behind defenceman Bryan McCabe.
The native of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan has played 330 NHL games collecting 920 penalty minutes with Colorado, Calgary and Toronto. The Maple Leafs claimed him off waivers from Calgary on February 16, 2002 and was originally Colorado's first choice, 12th overall in the 1994 Entry Draft.