Born Feb 9, 1958 Age 56
Boston, MA, USA
Chris Nilan  
Heavyweight fighter
Height 6'0'' (183 cm)
Weight 205 (93 kg)
   Forward

AgeSeasonLeagueTeam#SalaryRegular Season PlayoffsFight
Card
GPGAP+/-PIMsGPGAP+/-PIMs
211979-1980AHLNova Scotia Voyageurs  49151025 304      11 
NHLMontreal Canadiens30 15022 505000 24 
221980-1981NHLMontreal Canadiens30 577815 2622000 026 
231981-1982NHLMontreal Canadiens30 497411 2045112 2227 
241982-1983SSSMontreal Canadiens30 1000 0      0
NHLMontreal Canadiens30 666814 2133000 518 
251983-1984NHLMontreal Canadiens30 76161026 33815101 8133 
CWCUSA  Preseason Only0
261984-1985NHLMontreal Canadiens30 77211637 35812213 8142 
271985-1986SSSMontreal Canadiens30 1000 4      0
NHLMontreal Canadiens30 72191534 27418123 14142 
281986-1987NHLMontreal Canadiens30 4441620 26617303 7523 
CWCUSA30 5202 14      0
291987-1988NHLMontreal Canadiens30 507512 209      16 
NHLNew York Rangers30 22358 96      8 
301988-1989NHLNew York Rangers30 387714-81774011 2827 
311989-1990NHLNew York Rangers30$250,00025123-8594011 198 
321990-1991NHLBoston Bruins30$275,000416915 27719022 6227 
331991-1992NHLBoston Bruins30$275,000395510-5186      9 
NHLMontreal Canadiens30$275,00017134-1747011 155 
NHL Totals $800,000+688110115225-2230431118917 531315
Minor/Junior League Totals  56171027 322      11
Overall Totals $800,000+744127125252-2233651118917 531326

Average Per Game

AgeSeasonLeagueTeam#SalaryRegular Season PlayoffsFight
Card
GPGAP+/-PIMsGPGAP+/-PIMs
211979-1980AHLNova Scotia Voyageurs  49.31.20.51 6.20      .22 
NHLMontreal Canadiens30 15.00.13.13 3.335.00.00.00 .40.20 
221980-1981NHLMontreal Canadiens30 57.12.14.26 4.602.00.00.00 .00.37 
231981-1982NHLMontreal Canadiens30 49.14.08.22 4.165.20.20.40 4.40.41 
241982-1983SSSMontreal Canadiens30 1.00.00.00 .00      0
NHLMontreal Canadiens30 66.09.12.21 3.233.00.00.00 1.67.22 
251983-1984NHLMontreal Canadiens30 76.21.13.34 4.4515.07.00.07 5.40.36 
CWCUSA  Preseason Only0
261984-1985NHLMontreal Canadiens30 77.27.21.48 4.6512.17.08.25 6.75.45 
271985-1986SSSMontreal Canadiens30 1.00.00.00 4.00      0
NHLMontreal Canadiens30 72.26.21.47 3.8118.06.11.17 7.83.44 
281986-1987NHLMontreal Canadiens30 44.09.36.45 6.0517.18.00.18 4.41.38 
CWCUSA30 5.40.00.40 2.80      0
291987-1988NHLMontreal Canadiens30 50.14.10.24 4.18      .28 
NHLNew York Rangers30 22.14.23.36 4.36      .36 
301988-1989NHLNew York Rangers30 38.18.18.37-.214.664.00.25.25 7.00.57 
311989-1990NHLNew York Rangers30$250,00025.04.08.12-.322.364.00.25.25 4.75.17 
321990-1991NHLBoston Bruins30$275,00041.15.22.37 6.7619.00.11.11 3.26.42 
331991-1992NHLBoston Bruins30$275,00039.13.13.26-.134.77      .21 
NHLMontreal Canadiens30$275,00017.06.18.24-.064.357.00.14.14 2.14.21 
NHL Totals $800,000+688.16.17.33-.034.42111.07.08.15 4.78.36
Minor/Junior League Totals  56.30.18.48 5.75      .20
Overall Totals $800,000+744.17.17.34-.034.52111.07.08.15 4.78.35

Average Fights Per Game figures exclude all preseason fights and stats.


Loved By (57)Hated By (20)
Hurls34: Chris Nilan was a gutsy NHL enforcer who ...
MarkV: Good 80's fighter, wrestled a little but ...
TheDrunk: Met him a while back, extremely nice guy. ...
Cougar3676: Knuckles Nilan, your classic NHL enforcer. ...
nilan10: Amazing Fighter
bigbadbruins: loved when not playing for the habs
Knuckles13: My all-time favourite! Heart as big as the ...
GohabsGo1982: Nilan fought all the biggest players
plateworker: Love this man. One tough SOB. Another balls ...
UriahHeep: One of the gutsiest and thoughest fighters ...
itsJ.Millertime: Despite playing for the hated Canadians ...
risky87: nuuuuuuucks
racersno5clackson: I'm ambivalent about Chris Nilan as i also ...
Gill: He's been through some shit and overcome ...
tigerfan22: Excellent at getting inside on a guy yet ...
pado72: He's the last real good enforcer for Montreal. ...
MetalHead2010: Knuckles Nilan was one of the greatest Montreal ...
HeavyD2544: Maybe it's just me, but I have a soft spot ...
napes: The reason why I love fights. A bit wicked ...
NameyMD: "I guess whar's whar"
letgobhawks: best fighter of the 80s
canadianchick: Not only a great fighter- but a goal scorer ...
kebekgoonfan30: irish blooded, always fun to watch, even ...
Debaser: Knuckles Nilan.  Controversy was always ...
BannedRacist: Knuckles is as old school as they come. ...
LOOCH17: Knuckles.
TedRock: Knuckles was a junk yard dog!!!!
Snowflake24: Knuckles was always willing to fight anyone. ...
GNR1010: Very entertaining fighter, Knuckles!
Psicosis: An asshole? sure.
12OilDrop98: Fiesty and tough.
scotthockeyfan: Many people characterize Chris on here as ...
lilburtis9363, inokwaybo, Animal, patchab, darcydog20, Bob, Vasara, Honkanen, manitobian21, TheOneAndOnly, pikkari1977, FlagsFan, Fotiu, wild2255, theothetappara, mi44, mcgrats10, flameshockey, FightsOfHockey, Gallerygod, Sly57, SandyMcCarthy, comeATmebro, GoonLeague, careychant
matt192433: cheap. i can't believe the bruins actually ...
bigbadbruins: and hated when he did play for montreal
mrpink51089: Not very impressive.  Hugs more than Brashear. ...
imfondofthuggery: Overrated fighter.  Did more to desperately ...
steeles21: Very dirty, and liked to wrestle when he ...
AAAHockeyguy: Was never tough at the nhl level probably ...
racersno5clackson: Good, strong fighter, but also a cheap, ...
7971: the worst...........
BlondeBruinette: Put a hockey jersey on a pig, it's still ...
BattleshipRules: I'll never forget his vicious stick-mongering ...
DerDiggler: Very overrated fighter, and huge cheapshot ...
hoss: This guy fought like a 4 year old in the ...
PMurphy17, Joonibal, dansam, Richvids, hordi24, Riffo, MakeFightsMandatory, zebra123
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