Birth date 3 Jul 1976 (43 years)
Nationality Canada Canada
Position Defence
Team history
Nashville Predators 2008 - present
Florida Panthers 2008
Maple Leafs 2001 - 2008
Calgary Flames 1999 - 2001
Colorado Avalanche 1996 - 1999

Wade Belak is a Canadian defenseman on the Nashville Predators.

Belak was drafted in the 1st round of the 1994 draft by the Quebec Nordiques. He made his NHL debut with Colorado in 1996. He saw limited playing time with the Avalanche, before being traded to Calgary in 1998. He still didn’t get much ice time until being dealt to Toronto in 2001. He has had the best seasons of his career as an NHL enforcer with the Leafs, playing in at least 30-70 games every season. He was traded to Florida near the end of the 2007-08 season. Belak played only 15 games with Florida before being traded to Nashville, where he played 38 more games in the 2008-09 season, scoring only two points. In 495 NHL games, Belak has only 31 points, but has 1187 penalty minutes.