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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

SCHEDULE
 

HOME
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PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS
 

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - DAL 82 50 23 9 267 230 109
2 x - STL 82 49 24 9 224 201 107
3 x - CHI 82 47 26 9 235 209 103
4 y - ANA 82 46 25 11 218 192 103
5 x - LAK 82 48 28 6 225 195 102
6 x - SJS 82 46 30 6 241 210 98
7 x - NSH 82 41 27 14 228 215 96
8 x - MIN 82 38 33 11 216 206 87
9 COL 82 39 39 4 216 240 82
10 ARI 82 35 39 8 209 245 78
11 WPG 82 35 39 8 215 239 78
12 CGY 82 35 40 7 231 260 77
13 VAN 82 31 38 13 191 243 75
14 EDM 82 31 43 8 203 245 70

STATS

2015-2016 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
C. Wilson 11 4 7 9 11
R. Josi 11 0 8 -3 8
M. Ekholm 11 3 4 5 7
S. Weber 11 3 4 -3 7
R. Johansen 11 3 4 1 7
J. Neal 11 4 2 1 6
M. Fisher 11 4 2 1 6
R. Ellis 11 0 5 2 5
F. Forsberg 11 2 2 -8 4
C. Smith 8 1 1 2 2
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Rinne 6 5 0 .922 2.22
C. Hutton 0 0 0 .000 0.00