Chris Nilan

Chris Nilan

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Born:

February 9, 1958 Boston, MA, USA

Height:

6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)

Weight:

205 lb (93 kg)

Position:

Forward

Shoots:

Right

Played for:

NHL Montreal Canadiens New York Rangers
Boston Bruins

NHL Draft:

231st overall, 1978 Montreal Canadiens

Playing Career:

1979-1992

Biography

He played 688 NHL regular season games as a right-winer for the Montreal Canadiens, Boston Bruins, and New York Rangers between 1980 and 1992.

He won the Stanley Cup in 1986 with Montreal.

He was best known as a tough-guy for the Montreal Canadiens in the mid 1980′s. One of only nine players in NHL history to have recorded more than 3,000 career penalty minutes, he holds the records of highest penalty minute average per game at 4.42 minutes per game, as well as the record for most penalties in a single game.

He retired after the 1992 season. Highlights of his career include winning the Stanley Cup in 1986 while with the Canadiens and being named to play for Team USA in the 1987 Canada Cup.