Chris Nilan Speaker Profile
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Chris Nilan Biography
Christopher John Nilan was born February 9, 1958 and is a retired professional ice hockey player and current radio host on Montreal's Team 690 CKGM radio. He is on the air from noon to 3:00 p.m. weekdays local time, also streaming live on the internet. Nilan played 688 NHL regular season games as a right-wing for the Montreal Canadiens, Boston Bruins, and New York Rangers between 1980 and 1992. He won the Stanley Cup in 1986 with Montreal. Known as "Knuckles," he was famous for his propensity to fight. The 2011 documentary film 'The Last Gladiators' by Alex Gibney tells the story of Nilan's life and career.
Nilan grew up in Massachusetts where he idolized Bobby Orr and dreamed of playing for the Boston Bruins. He played his youth hockey with the Parkway (West Roxbury, MA) team of the Greater Boston Youth Hockey League (GBYHL), sponsored by the Metropolitan District Commission (MDC). He later played college hockey for the Northeastern University Huskies, from 1976 to 1979, averaging 3.5 penalty minutes per game in his final collegiate season.
Nilan was selected 231st overall in the 1978 NHL Entry Draft, and was best known as a tough-guy for the Montreal Canadiens in the mid 1980s. 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. It was March 31, 1991, when Hartford played at Boston. Nilan was penalized a record ten penalties; six minors, two majors, one misconduct and one game misconduct, for a total of 42 penalty minutes.
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Posted on 15 August 2013 | 1:26 pm
Former Montreal Canadiens player and current radio host on Montreal's Team 690 CKGM radio Chris Nilan will be in Peoria on Thursday as the keynote speaker at the 2nd annual Peoria Rivermen Alumni Association Face Off fundraiser. Nilan played 688 NHL regular season games as a right-wing for the Montreal Canadiens, Boston Bruins, and New York Rangers between 1980 and 1992. He...[Read More]
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