Jesus, what's with all the enforcers dropping like flies...
Former Toronto Maple Leafs tough guy Wade Belak was found dead in a Toronto hotel Wednesday.
The 35-year-old from Saskatoon was found in the tony 1 King West hotel and condo residence.
Belak retired in March after a long NHL career that included stops in Colorado, Calgary, Toronto, Florida and Nashville. He was recently announced as one of the ex-NHLers who would be performing on CBC's Battle of the Blades this year.
Belak is the third NHL enforcer to die in the last four months.
Derek Boogard of the New York Rangers was found dead May 13 in Minneapolis.
The 28-year-old's death was ruled to be due to an accidental overdose of presciption drugs.
Just over two weeks ago, Winnipeg Jets forward Rick Rypien committed suicide in his home in Crowsnest Pass, Alta. It came to light the 27-year-old had battled depression for more than a decade.
- Toronto Sun