|5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
170 lb (77 kg)
|Teams||Toronto Maple Leafs|
New York Rangers
|Born||March 11, 1924,|
Winnipeg, MB, CAN
|Died||October 11 2012 (aged 88),|
Gloucester, MA, USA
|Pro Career||1944 – 1956|
William "Wild Bill" Ezinicki (born 11 March 1924; died October 11, 2012) was a Canadian professional ice hockey forward for the Toronto Maple Leafs (1944-1950), the Boston Bruins (1950-1952), and the New York Rangers (1954-1955) of the NHL. Ezinicki was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He was best known as a gritty hard-hitting player.
He played in 368 NHL games, scoring 79 goals and 105 assists.
Ezinicki became a professional golfer after retiring from hockey. He was head professional at The International in Bolton, Massachusetts. He won several tournaments in the New England region including four state opens in 1960. He was elected to the New England section of the PGA Hall of Fame in 1997.
Ezinicki, a long-time resident of Bolton, Massachusetts, died at the age of 88 on October 11, 2012.
Achievements and Awards
- Memorial Cup Championship (1944)
- Stanley Cup Championships (1947, 1948, & 1949)
- “Honoured Member” of the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame
- New England Section PGA Hall of Fame 1997
Golf tournament Wins (10)
this list may be incomplete
- 1956 New England PGA Championship
- 1958 New England PGA Championship, Rhode Island Open, New Hampshire Open
- 1959 Rhode Island Open
- 1960 Massachusetts Open,Rhode Island Open, New Hampshire Open, Maine Open
- 1964 Massachusetts Open
- Bill Ezinicki's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database
- Bill Ezinicki's biography at Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame
- Bill Ezinicki’s biography at Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame
- Profile at New England section PGA Hall of Fame
- "William Ezinicki, 88, former Bruins player, PGA golf champion", October 15, 2012. Retrieved on October 16, 2012.
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