Cats Acquire Belak From Leafs For Draft Pick

Tuesday, 02.26.2008 / 12:16 PM ET / Transactions
The Canadian Press
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Cats Acquire Belak From Leafs For Draft Pick

TORONTO - The Toronto Maple Leafs traded tough guy Wade Belak to the Florida Panthers on Tuesday in exchange for a fifth-round draft pick in 2008.

Belak had spent parts of the past seven seasons with the Maple Leafs after originally being claimed off waivers from Calgary. He's appeared in 30 games this season, scoring one goal and racking up 66 penalty minutes that includes six fighting majors.

Belak, who plays both forward and defence, is earning US$625,000 this season and will be an unrestricted free agent on July 1.

In 425 career games with Colorado, Calgary and Toronto, the 31-year-old has 29 points (8-21) and 1,096 penalty minutes. is the official Web site of the Florida Panthers. Florida Panthers and are trademarks of the Florida Panthers Hockey Club, Ltd. NHL, the NHL Shield, the word mark and image of the Stanley Cup and NHL Conference logos are registered trademarks and NHL Draft name and logo are trademarks of the National Hockey League. All NHL logos and marks and NHL team logos and marks as well as all other proprietary materials depicted herein are the property of the NHL and the respective NHL teams and may not be reproduced without the prior written consent of NHL Enterprises, L.P. Copyright © 1999-2016 Florida Panthers Hockey Club, Ltd and the National Hockey League. All Rights Reserved.