VICTOR "CHICK" ZAMICK
DOB: 16th Aug 26 Birthplace: Winnipeg Height: 5ft 7in Weight 12st 8lb
Position: Centre
Previous Teams: St Catharines Teepees (OHA)
Seasons GP Gls Ass Pts Ave PIM P/Ave
Total 624 778 645 1423 2.3 192 0.3
57/58 55 72 46 118 2.2 11 0.2
56/57 53 50 53 103 1.9 9 0.2
55/56 56 62 73 135 2.4 12 0.3
54/55 62 94 75 169 2.7 16 0.3
53/54 57 69 55 124 2.2 12 0.2
52/53 60 74 57 131 2.2 20 0.3
51/52 41 47 51 98 2.4 22 0.5
50/51 58 78 61 139 2.4 34 0.6
49/50 70 87 61 148 2.1 26 0.4
48/49 56 80 54 134 2.4 22 0.4
47/48 56 65 59 124 2.2 8 0.1
"Chick" Zamick arrived as a last minute replacement in 1947. He went on to make an enormous impact in the UK generally and Nottingham in particular. He arrived with just 30 and the clothes he stood up in, both borrowed from his brother Joe. Inside a season and a half he had notched up over 100 goals. This had reached almost 800 by the time he left to coach in Switzerland in 1958. He was twice voted Nottingham's Sportsman Of The Year, ahead of legendary figures like Tommy Lawton (Notts County) & Reg Simpson (Nottinghamshire CCC). Only once did he fail to have a 100 point season and in that he had suffered from a broken arm. Gordie Callaghan, an opponent with Streatham from 50-53, commented; "He could have made any team in the NHL as far as I'm concerned." Line mate, Les Strongman, said of Zamick; "Chick was strictly a smart player, more like Wayne Gretzky than Gordie Howe. He wasn't the type of player who picked up the puck in his own end and went through the whole team. His extent of play was more or less from our blue line into their end. He wasn't a back-checker at all, but nobody complained about that with all the goal scoring he did."
In November 2005, at the age of 79, Chick was invited to the NIC to unveil a plaque commemorating his scoring achievements and immense contribution to the sport in Nottingham.
Sadly Chick passed away after a long illness on October 8th 2007 at the age of 81.
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