Various sources report former NHL player Wade Belak, 35, was found dead today in a Toronto hotel. Cause of death is currently unknown.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Tragic news. Belak is the third NHL “tough guy” to pass away since May, following the deaths of Derek Boogaard and Rick Rypien. Details to follow…

**UPDATE** As of 9.30 PM ET, TSN.ca still reporting the cause of Belak’s death has yet to be determined…The Toronto Sun cited early reports suggesting it was suicide….