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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

TTM Success: Chris Nilan

  Chris "Knuckles" Nilan  was only the second NHL player to reach 3000 PIM.  He retired with 3043 PIM, which is currently good for 9th spot all-time.  Nilan is best remembered as a Montreal Canadien, a team for which he started and ended his career with.  During his career with the Canadiens, he won a Stanley Cup, led the league in PIM twice, and is only one of six players to have ever recorded 20 goals and 300+ PIM in a single season.  Nilan scored 21 goals to go along with 358 PIM in the 84-85 season.  Today, Nilan is still fighting  While during his hockey days he would fight bullies on the ice, now he fights bullies by using his words.  Nilan tours schools spreading the message of stopping bullying. Nilan has also his own website, Knuckles Nilan.

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