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Wade Belak
Wade Belak
Right Wing
(WAYD BEE-lak)
Number: 3
Height: 6' 5"
Weight: 222
Shoots: Right
Born: Jul 3, 1976
Birthplace: Saskatoon, SK, Canada
Acquired: Acquired from Florida for Nick Tarnasky on November 28, 2008.
Drafted: QUE / 1994 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 1st (12th overall)
2009-10: Led the team in penalty minutes (58) and fighting majors (10)… Notched his 1,200th career penalty minute on Nov. 30 vs. Calgary… Dressed for his 500th NHL contest on Oct. 21 at Boston.

2008-09: Led the club in fighting majors (11) and ranked third on the team in penalty minutes (79)… Posted his first point/assist as a Predator - as well as his first assist in 85 games – on Dec. 4 vs. Colorado… Started the 2008-09 season with Florida, amassing 25 penalty minutes in 15 games from Oct. 10-Nov. 26.

2007-08: Scored his first goal in 143 games on Dec. 4, 2007 vs. Nashville… 2006-07: Set a career high in games played (65)… Ranked second on the Maple Leafs in penalty minutes (110)… Posted more than 100 penalty minutes for the sixth time in his career… Registered his 1,000th career penalty minute on Jan. 16, 2006 at Tampa Bay… 2005-06: Tied for second on Toronto in penalty minutes (109)… Set a career high and led Toronto forwards in blocked shots (47)… 2004-05: Posted 17 points (7g-10a) and 178 penalty minutes in 42 games with the Coventry Blaze of the Elite Ice Hockey League in the United Kingdom… Voted to the 2005 EIHL All-Star Team after helping the Blaze win the regular season and playoff titles, in addition to the 2005 Challenge Cup… 2003-04: Finished fourth on Toronto in penalty minutes (109)… Ranked third on the Leafs in penalty minutes during the 2004 Playoffs (14)… Missed the majority of the season recovering from abdomen (Nov. 20, 2003 vs. Edmonton) and knee (Jan. 6, 2004 vs. Nashville) injuries... 2002-03: Set career highs in goals (3), assists (6) and points (9)… Ranked fourth in the NHL and led Toronto with a career-high in penalty minutes (196)… Also set a career high in average ice time (10:50)… 2001-02: Ranked second on the Maple Leafs in penalty minutes (142)… Set career highs in shots (47) and hits (102)… Scored his first and only playoff goal on April 28, 2002 at N.Y. Islanders… Made his NHL Playoff debut on April 18, 2002 at N.Y. Islanders… Missed majority of 1999-00 and 2000-01 seasons recovering from shoulder injury sustained on Feb. 10, 2000 vs. Colorado… 2000-01: Split the season between Calgary and Toronto… 1999-00: Led the Flames in penalty minutes (122)… 1998-99: Split the season between Calgary and Colorado… Also appeared in 27 games between the clubs’ AHL affiliates (17 for Hershey and 12 for Saint John)… 1997-98: Limited to eight games due to shoulder and abdominal injuries… Notched his first career NHL point/assist on Oct. 22, 1997 vs. Washington. Scored his first career goal later in the game, creating the only multi-point effort of his career… 1996-97: Helped the Hershey Bears win the 1997 Calder Cup in his first professional season… Ranked fifth in the American Hockey League and led Hershey in penalty minutes (320)… Led the Bears and ranked third in the league in penalty minutes (61) during the 1997 Calder Cup Playoffs… 1994-95: Appeared in his first five professional contests during the 1995 Calder Cup Playoffs with Cornwall (AHL).

AMATEUR: Played 211 games with Saskatoon of the Western Hockey League (1992-96), amassing 53 points (11g-42a) and 746 penalty minutes… Helped the Blades reach Game Seven of the 1993 WHL Finals, notching four points (2g-2a) and 43 penalty minutes (43) in 16 games… Named Saskatoon’s Most Improved Player for the 1993-94 season.

BACKGROUND:
Nickname: “Beeker”… Would like to go into broadcasting or host his own radio show after his hockey career is completed. Co-hosts “Blackstone Hockey Night,” a weekly radio show during the regular season, and has his own segment “Wade’s World,” on the team’s FOX Sports Tennessee broadcasts… The historical figure he would have most liked to have met is Wyatt Earp… Maintains his own website: www.wadebelak.com... Favorites include Metallica (band), Las Vegas (vacation spot), Dave Manson (player growing up)… He and his wife, Jennifer, have a daughter, Andie, and a son, Alex.

TRANSACTIONS: Nov. 28, 2008 – Acquired by Nashville from Florida for Nick Tarnasky… Feb. 26, 2008 – Acquired by Florida from Toronto for a fifth-round selection in 2008 Entry Draft (Jerome Flaake) … Feb. 16, 2001 – Claimed on waivers by Toronto… Feb. 28, 1999 – Acquired by Calgary along with Rene Corbet, Robyn Regehr and Colorado's second round compensatory choice in 2000 Entry Draft (Jarret Stoll) from Colorado for Theoren Fleury and Chris Dingman… June 28, 1994 – Quebec’s first choice (12th overall) in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft.

SMASHVILLE CENTRAL

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STANDINGS
 

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 51 24 7 228 221 109
2 y - STL 82 51 24 7 239 197 109
3 x - NSH 82 47 25 10 226 202 104
4 x - CHI 82 48 28 6 220 186 102
5 x - VAN 82 48 29 5 236 220 101
6 x - MIN 82 46 28 8 227 198 100
7 x - WPG 82 43 26 13 223 204 99
8 x - CGY 82 45 30 7 237 213 97
9 LAK 82 40 27 15 218 197 95
10 DAL 82 41 31 10 257 257 92
11 COL 82 39 31 12 209 223 90
12 SJS 82 40 33 9 224 226 89
13 EDM 82 24 44 14 193 276 62
14 ARI 82 24 50 8 165 267 56

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
F. Forsberg 82 26 37 15 63
M. Ribeiro 82 15 47 11 62
R. Josi 81 15 40 15 55
S. Weber 78 15 30 15 45
C. Smith 82 23 21 11 44
C. Wilson 77 20 22 19 42
M. Fisher 59 19 20 4 39
J. Neal 67 23 14 12 37
R. Ellis 58 9 18 8 27
S. Jones 82 8 19 3 27
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Rinne 41 17 6 .923 2.18
C. Hutton 6 7 4 .902 2.61