Daniel Chick

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Daniel Chick
Personal information
Date of birth (1976-02-10) 10 February 1976 (age 38)
Original team East Fremantle (WAFL)
Debut Round 1, 1996, Hawthorn
v. Fitzroy, at Western Oval
Height/Weight 185 cm / 88 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1996-2002
2003-2007
Total
Hawthorn
West Coast Eagles
149 (159)
103 0(51)
252 (210)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 2007 season.
Career highlights

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.

Hawthorn career[edit]

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.

He played in the 2001 Semi Final against Port Adelaide after learning that a relative had been killed in the attack on the World Trade Center.

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.[1] Hawthorn traded him to the West Coast Eagles for first round draft pick Luke Brennan (no. 8).[1]

West Coast career[edit]

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.[1]

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.

Finger amputation[edit]

In January 2002, Chick made headlines when he had his left-ring finger surgically amputated following chronic dislocation.[1]

Chick was unaffected by the missing finger throughout the rest of his career.

Other[edit]

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 .,[2]

Statistics[edit]

[3]
Legend
 G  Goals  B  Behinds  K  Kicks  H  Handballs  D  Disposals  M  Marks  T  Tackles
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.

Season Team # Games G B K H D M T G B K H D M T
Totals Averages (per game)
1996 Hawthorn 27 22 14 5 153 102 255 59 43 0.6 0.2 7.0 4.6 11.6 2.7 2.0
1997 Hawthorn 17 21 28 20 150 69 219 57 58 1.3 1.0 7.1 3.3 10.4 2.7 2.8
1998 Hawthorn 17 20 26 9 173 90 263 50 64 1.3 0.5 8.7 4.5 13.2 2.5 3.2
1999 Hawthorn 17 20 25 13 149 80 229 44 36 1.3 0.7 7.5 4.0 11.5 2.2 1.8
2000 Hawthorn 17 24 11 3 265 121 386 84 87 0.5 0.1 11.0 5.0 16.1 3.5 3.6
2001 Hawthorn 17 20 24 10 220 91 311 57 79 1.2 0.5 11.0 4.6 15.6 2.9 4.0
2002 Hawthorn 17 22 31 17 178 83 261 47 104 1.4 0.8 8.1 3.8 11.9 2.1 4.7
2003 West Coast 17 18 12 10 155 72 227 45 86 0.7 0.6 8.6 4.0 12.6 2.5 4.8
2004 West Coast 17 18 6 2 107 94 201 30 52 0.3 0.1 5.9 5.2 11.2 1.7 2.9
2005 West Coast 17 25 14 5 189 107 296 66 84 0.6 0.2 7.6 4.3 11.8 2.6 3.4
2006 West Coast 17 23 14 5 132 108 240 47 71 0.6 0.2 5.7 4.7 10.4 2.0 3.1
2007 West Coast 17 19 5 3 96 128 224 41 61 0.3 0.2 5.1 6.7 11.8 2.2 3.2
Career 252 210 102 1967 1145 3112 627 825 0.8 0.4 7.8 4.5 12.3 2.5 3.3

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Awards
Preceded by
Shane Crawford
Hawthorn Best and Fairest winner (tied)
2000
Succeeded by
Joel Smith