|Date of birth||10 February 1976|
|Original team||East Fremantle (WAFL)|
|Debut||Round 1, 1996, Hawthorn
v. Fitzroy, at Western Oval
|Height/Weight||185 cm / 88 kg|
West Coast Eagles
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 2007 season.
Daniel Chick (born 10 February 1976) is a former Australian rules footballer who played for Hawthorn and the West Coast Eagles in the Australian Football League. Chick is also well known for having a finger amputated in 2002 so he could continue playing football.
Chick made his debut for Hawthorn in 1996, soon establishing himself as a tough and versatile half forward.
He won the Peter Crimmins Trophy in 2000.
After Chick's brother Justin died from an allergic reaction Chick felt unsatisfied at Hawthorn and expressed his intentions to return to his home state. Hawthorn traded him to the West Coast Eagles for first round draft pick Luke Brennan (no. 8).
West Coast career
Chick returned to Perth as part of a trade deal to play with West Coast for 2003.
He eventually became a versatile tagger, shutting down many opponents.
However his 2003 season was crippled by AC joint injuries and eventual surgery.
2004 and 2005 were better years where Chick became a key contributor.
Season 2006 included many highlights for Chick including 5 goals against Essendon in round 8. Chick played a vital role in the 2006 AFL Grand Final win. During the last quarter Chick smothered an attempted kick by Sydney's Ryan O'Keefe and via the collection, handball and shepherd set up a pivotal Adam Hunter goal.
In September 2007, West Coast released a statement of their intent to delist Chick at the end of October 2007.
In January 2002, Chick made headlines when he had his left-ring finger surgically amputated following chronic dislocation.
Chick was unaffected by the missing finger throughout the rest of his career.
After it became apparent that no other club would pick Chick up for the upcoming season, effectively terminating his AFL career, he signed with WAFL premiers, Subiaco.
Chick was named in Warwick Cappers "Party" team of the century alongside Ben Cousins, Michael Gardiner, Lance Franklin, Shane Crawford, Jason Akermanis and Fraser Gehrig.
In February 2010 Chick was fined $7000 with $1000 costs in the Perth Magistrates Court after pleading guilty to importing performance and image enhancing steroids from Thailand. He was charged after being caught with nine vials and a number of pills of anabolic steroids concealed in his luggage after landing at Perth Airport on October 9, 2009.
In January 2013 Chick launched a Defamation case against AFL and Kim Hagdorn, and Sports News First .,
|†||Denotes seasons in which Chick won an AFL Premiership|
|Led the league for the Season only*|
|Led the league after finals only*|
|Led the league after Season and Finals*|
*10 games required to be eligible.
|Totals||Averages (per game)|
- Daniel Chick's profile on the official website of the West Coast Eagles
- Daniel Chick's statistics from AFL Tables
|Hawthorn Best and Fairest winner (tied)