|Born||February 9, 1958
Boston, MA, USA
|Height||5 ft 0 in (1.52 m)|
|Weight||205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)|
|Played for||Montreal Canadiens
New York Rangers
|NHL Draft||231st overall, 1978
Christopher John Nilan (born February 9, 1958 in Boston, Massachusetts) is a retired professional American ice hockey forward. He played 15 seasons and 688 regular season games in the National Hockey League (NHL) with the Montreal Canadiens, New York Rangers and Boston Bruins organizations. He won the Stanley Cup with the Montreal Canadiens in 1986. His nickname was "Knuckles" because he was to fight with other players.