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12-31-2013, 07:59 PM
Join Date: Feb 2008
I have to throw one of Knuckles in there. Thats quite a record.
How do you possibly determine a toughest enforcer of all time for a team like Montreal with over 100 years of history?
The answer: you make it easy for me by amassing 2,248 penalty minutes in a Canadiens jersey, nearly 1,000 more than the guy sitting in second place on the list.
Chris Nilan was no stranger to dropping the gloves. In fact, his willingness to fight even earned him the nickname "Knuckles."
Incredibly, Nilan's numbers when it comes to penalties don't stop at just that honor.
He holds the record for highest number of penalty minutes per game, averaging 4.42 per game over his career.
And perhaps even more impressive is he holds the record for most penalties in a single game. On March 31, 1991, Nilan recorded six minors, two majors, a misconduct and a game misconduct, making a total of 42 penalty minutes.
In total, Nilan spent 3,043 minutes in the penalty box, or a total of 50.7 complete games.
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