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Uploaded By: PRESIDENT on December 6th, 2023

Christopher John "Knuckles" Nilan - Born February 9, 1958 in Boston, Massachusetts is an American retired ice Hockey right winger, coach and radio host.

- Prince of Wales Trophy Champion 1981, 1986 with Montreal Canadiens.

- Stanley Cup Champion 1986 with Montreal Canadiens.

Nilan made his NHL debut with the Montreal Canadiens on February 26, 1980 vs Atlanta Fames at Omni Coliseum in a 3-3 tie.

Nilan scored his 1st NHL goal vs Pete Peeters of the Philadelphia Flyers on November 22, 1980 at Montreal Forum in a 7-3 Montreal win.

Nilan played in 688 NHL regular season games, scoring 110 goals (11 GWG), 115 assists with 3, 043 penalty minutes and 111 NHL playoff games, scoring 8 goals (1 GWG), 9 assists with 541 penalty minutes.

Nilan holds the NHL record for highest penalty minute average per game at 4.42 minutes per game.

Nilan holds the NHL record for most penalties in a single game; on March 31, 1991, when the Hartford Whalers visited Boston Bruins, now Nilan's team and was assessed a record 10 penalties: six minors, two majors, one misconduct and one game misconduct for 42 penalty minutes.


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