|Date of birth||10 February 1976|
|Original team(s)||East Fremantle (WAFL)|
|Debut||Round 1, 1996, Hawthorn
vs. Fitzroy, at Western Oval
|Height||185 cm (6 ft 1 in)|
|Weight||88 kg (194 lb)|
|2003–2007||West Coast Eagles||103(51)|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2007.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
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.
Daniel Chick was drafted by Hawthorn from East Fremantle with pick #25 in 1995. Hawthorn received the pick from Adelaide in exchange for Darren Jarman. Chick made his debut for the Hawks in Round 1 1996, in a win over Fitzroy. Chick missed only one game in the 1996 season, quickly establishing himself as a tough and versatile half forward, renowned for his strong tackling.
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 9 October 2009.
In January 2013 Chick launched a Defamation case against AFL and Kim Hagdorn, and Sports News First .,
In 2014 Chick represented the Malaysian Warriors Australian Rules Football Club within the AFL Asia competition, with his debut against Vietnam resulting in one goal.
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