The Toronto Maple Leafs released the following statement Wednesday on the passing of Wade Belak.
“The Toronto Maple Leafs are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Wade Belak. Wade was extremely popular with his teammates, the staff, and Maple Leafs fans everywhere. He was the consummate team player on and off the ice. He will be deeply missed in the hockey community and our thoughts and prayers are with Wade’s family and friends during this challenging time.”
Wade Belak played in 340 regular season and playoff games for the Blue and White from 2001-2008.