Wade Belak found dead

Former NHL tough guy is the third enforcer to die this summer

Former NHL enforcer Wade Belak was found dead in a Toronto hotel and condo complex on Wednesday afternoon. Belak is the third NHL tough guy to die this summer. The New York Rangers Derek Boogard died of an overdose of oxycodone and alcohol in May, and the Winnipeg Jets Rick Rypien was found dead in his Alberta home less than a month ago. Belak, a Quebec Nordiques draft pick who spent parts of 14 seasons in the NHL with Nashville, Florida, Toronto, Calgary and Colorado, announced his retirement earlier this summer. He was 35 years old.


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