Chris Nilan now an antibullying advocate
The former enforcer’s toughest fight was after hockey — with drug and alcohol addiction — but he has gotten the upper hand in that battle and is now an antibullying advocate
Chris Nilan was an NHL enforcer who won a Stanley Cup with the Montreal Canadians in 1986. He also played for the Bruins and Rangers in a 13-year career. He had a total of 251 fights in his playing career, but his toughest was fighting alcohol and drug dependence after he retired 20 years ago. Now he is clean and speaking out against bullying in Canadian schools.