Bill Ezinicki

William "Wild Bill" Ezinicki (March 11, 1924 – 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.

Bill Ezinicki
Bill Ezinicki, c 1946.jpg
Ezinicki pictured c. 1946
Born (1924-03-11)March 11, 1924
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Died October 11, 2012(2012-10-11) (aged 88)
Gloucester, Massachusetts, U.S.
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Right
Played for Toronto Maple Leafs
Boston Bruins
New York Rangers
Playing career 1944–1956

Ezinicki was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He was best known as a gritty hard-hitting player. He won three Stanley Cups with the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1947, 1948 and 1949.

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.[1]

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  1. ^ "William Ezinicki, 88, former Bruins player, PGA golf champion". Boston Herald. October 15, 2012. Retrieved October 16, 2012.
  2. ^ "Ex-Bruin scores on golf links". The Evening Sun. Baltimore, Maryland. AP. June 28, 1965. p. 30.

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