Wade Belak was tragically found dead in a Toronto hotel this afternoon. As of this writing, details are not known. Police forensic units are still on the scene.
The Nashville Predators, for whom Belak last played, released this statement:
“The entire Nashville Predators organization and family is shocked and saddened by the sudden and untimely passing of Wade Belak. Wade was a beloved member of the organization, a terrific teammate and wonderful father and husband who will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his wife Jennifer and children Andie and Alex. We offer our full support to them at this very difficult time.”Belak was scheduled to appear in the Canadian show The Battle of the Blades and was employed by the Predators as an analyst for their radio broadcast team for the upcoming season.