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Mother: Wade Belak had depression

Updated: September 2, 2011, 6:46 PM ET
Associated Press

TORONTO -- The mother of former NHL player Wade Belak said Friday that her son had suffered from depression prior to his death.

Belak, an enforcer who had played with five NHL teams before retiring in March, was found dead Wednesday in Toronto. He was 35.

Asked by the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. on Friday if her son suffered from depression, Lorraine Belak said yes.

"I think he was taking control of that," she said in a phone interview from Nashville. "He didn't talk ...

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