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.
Ezinicki pictured c. 1946
March 11, 1924|
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
October 11, 2012 (aged 88)|
Gloucester, Massachusetts, U.S.
|Height||5 ft 10 in (178 cm)|
|Weight||170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)|
Toronto Maple Leafs|
New York Rangers
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.
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- "William Ezinicki, 88, former Bruins player, PGA golf champion". Boston Herald. October 15, 2012. Retrieved October 16, 2012.
- "Ex-Bruin scores on golf links". The Evening Sun. Baltimore, Maryland. AP. June 28, 1965. p. 30.
- Biographical information and career statistics from Hockey-Reference.com, or Legends of Hockey, or 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[permanent dead link]
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