- Category : Sports-Hockey
- Type : GP
- Profile : 3/5 - Martyr / Heretic
- Definition : Split - Small (20)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Explanation 1
American hockey player, an NHL forward with the Montreal Canadiens, New York Rangers and Boston Bruins from 1980 to 1992. He won a Stanley Cup with the Canadiens in 1986.
Known as "Knuckles", Nilan is 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.