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Wade Belak
Wade Belak
Right Wing
(BEE-lak, WAYD)
Number: 3
Height: 6' 5"
Weight: 222
Shoots: Right
Born: 3 Jul 1976
Birthplace: Saskatoon, SK, Canada
Acquired: Claimed off waivers from Calgary February 16, 2001. Originally Quebec's first choice, 12th overall, in 1994 Entry Draft.
Drafted: QUE / 1994 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 1st (12th overall)
2005-06: Played 55 games for Toronto compiling three points (zero goals, three assists) with 109 penalty minutes Ranked second (tie) on the team in penalty minutes (109)Returned to lineup after missing six games as a healthy scratch November 19 vs. Atlanta Registered his first point of the season December 19 vs. the N.Y. Islanders Collected an assist January 10 at VancouverRegistered a season high +2 rating March 26 vs. New Jersey Registered a season-high 17 penalty minutes April 18 vs. Pittsburgh. 2004-05: Played 20 games for Coventry of the British Elite Ice Hockey League collecting eight points (three goals, five assists) with 109 penalty minutesPlayed eight British Elite Ice Hockey League playoff games collecting two points (one goal, one assist) with six penalty minutes 2003-04: Played 34 games for Toronto collecting two points (one goal, one assist) with 109 penalty minutes Finished fourth on the team in penalty minutesRegistered a career-high 27 penalty minutes November 4 vs. PittsburghMissed 38 games due to injury Scored his only goal of the season December 20 vs. MontrealCollected his only assist of the season December 26 at the New York RangersSuspended for eight games (six regular season games, two playoff games) by the NHL for a high sticking incident March 20 vs. ColoradoPlayed four playoff games collecting 14 penalty minutesFinished third on the team in penalty minutes (tie) 2002-03: Played 55 games for Toronto collecting nine points (three goals, six assists) with 196 penalty minutes Finished first on the team in penalty minutesSet career highs in goals, assists, points and penalty minutesCollected his first point (assist) of the season November 23 vs. PhiladelphiaSuspended for two games (November 29 to 30) by the NHL for an elbowing incident November 26 vs. WashingtonPlayed his 200th career NHL game January 3 at New JerseyPlayed his 100th career game as a Maple Leaf January 17 at WashingtonScored his first goal of the season February 5 at FloridaPointless in two playoff games with four penalty minutes 2001-02: Played 63 games for Toronto collecting four points (one goal, three assists) with 142 penalty minutes Finished second on the team in penalty minutesSet a career high in games playedCollected his first point (assist) of the season October 18 at VancouverScored his only goal of the season December 31 at Tampa BayRegistered his 500th career NHL penalty minute April 8 vs. ColumbusPlayed 16 playoff games scoring one goal with 18 penalty minutesFinished fifth on the team during the playoffs in plus/minus (+4-tie)Made his NHL playoff debut April 18 vs. the New York IslandersScored his first career NHL playoff goal April 28 at the New York Islanders2000-01: Played 39 games for Toronto and Calgary collecting two points (one goal, one assist) with 110 penalty minutes Played 23 games for Calgary collecting 79 penalty minutesRanked third on Calgary in penalty minutes at the time of the waiver claim by TorontoPlayed 16 games for Toronto collecting two points (one goal, one assist) with 31 penalty minutes...Made his Maple Leafs debut February 17 vs. ColoradoScored his first goal of the season and first career goal as a Maple Leaf February 25 at ChicagoCollected his first assist of the season and first career assist as a Maple Leaf February 28 vs. San JoseDid not see action during the playoffs1999-00: Played 40 games for Calgary collecting two assists with 122 penalty minutes Finished first on the team in penalty minutes Missed 22 games due to injury and 20 games as a healthy scratch1998-99: Played 31 NHL games during the season (22 for Colorado and nine for Calgary)Was acquired by Calgary from Colorado along with Rene Corbet, Robyn Regehr and a conditional draft choice in exchange for Chris Dingman and Theoren Fleury February 28Played his first game as a Flame March 27 at Phoenix Played 27 AHL games (17 for Hershey and 12 for Saint John)1997-98: Played eight games for Colorado collecting two points (one goal, one assist) with 27 penalty minutesSuffered two injuries during the season (dislocated shoulder and abdominal strain)Registered his first career NHL point (assist) followed by his first career NHL goal (game winning goal) October 22 vs. WashingtonPlayed 11 games for Hershey of the American Hockey League collecting 30 penalty minutes1996-97: Played five games for Colorado collecting 11 penalty minutesPlayed his first career NHL game December 21 vs. TorontoPlayed 65 games for Hershey and led the team
in penalty minutes (320)Finished first on the team during the playoffs in penalty minutes (61)1995-96: Played his first regular season game as a professional with Cornwall of the American Hockey LeagueSpent the majority of the season with Saskatoon of the Western Hockey League collecting 18 points (three goals, 15 assists) with 207 penalty minutes1994-95: Made his professional debut playing 11 playoff games for Cornwall...Played 72 games for Saskatoon collecting 18 points (four goals, 14 assists) with 290 penalty minutes1993-94: Played 69 games for Saskatoon collecting 17 points (four goals, 13 assists) with 226 penalty minutes...Played 16 WHL playoff games collecting four points (two goals, two assists) with 43 penalty minutes...1992-93: Played seven games for Saskatoon collecting 23 penalty minutes...Pointless in seven WHL playoff games.
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