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10 February 1976 (age 47)
Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 49d
Last game: 31y 216d
Height and weight
Height: 185 cm
Weight: 88 kg
East Fremantle; Hawthorn; Australia; West Coast; Subiaco
Hawthorn: 27, 17
West Coast: 17
East Fremantle (1996); Hawthorn (2003); West Coast (2008)
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AFL: 10,665th player to appear, 262nd most games played, 372nd most goals kickedHawthorn: 761st player to appear, 71st most games played, 38th most goals kickedWest Coast: 147th player to appear, 68th most games played, 63rd most goals kicked
Daniel Chick played 252 games for Hawthorn and West Coast between 1996 and 2007.
Chick made his debut for Hawthorn in 1996, winning the Peter Crimmins Trophy in 2000. At Hawthorn Chick established himself as a tough and versatile half forward.
After the pain of chronic dislocation, Chick made the headlines by having his left-ring finger chopped off above the first joint in 2002.
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).
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 the 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.
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, Buddy 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.