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    Fighting Back: The Chris Nilan Story (Hardback) By (author) Chris Nilan, Foreword by Serge Savard

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    DescriptionChris Nilan, who grew up in the tough and gritty Irish enclave in Boston, was a feared enforcer for the Montreal Canadiens, the Boston Bruins, and the New York Rangers and a Stanley Cup champion never afraid to go into the corners or take off his gloves. He was a valued teammate whose very presence on the ice affected the way the game was played. As an enforcer and as a teammate, Nilan ranks among the greatest of all time; when the cheering stopped, however, Chris Nilan did not do well. The same qualities--his aggressiveness and high-emotion style--that proved so valuable on the ice did not serve him well when his career ended. Nilan turned to drugs and alcohol to dull his pain and nearly died from an overdose. His story is a fascinating and troubling expose of the booze, bills, and drugs that destroy so many athletes after their careers are over. But it's also a story of triumph, as Nilan has been the victor in his fight against his demons.

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    Fighting Back
    The Chris Nilan Story
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Chris Nilan, Foreword by Serge Savard
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 335
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 36 mm
    Weight: 522 g
    ISBN 13: 9781600789670
    ISBN 10: 1600789676

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BGSA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.4A
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 760
    LC classification: GV
    Abridged Dewey: 796
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    BISAC V2.8: SPO019000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14400
    BISAC V2.8: BIO016000
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 28
    B&T Approval Code: A23306400
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/21CNTY, CHRN/1990, CHRN/1980, CHRN/LATE20
    B&T Approval Code: A09305045
    BISAC V2.8: BIO026000
    BIC subject category V2: WSWY
    BISAC V2.8: SPO020000
    BIC subject category V2: WSBX
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations, colour illustrations
    Triumph Books (IL)
    Imprint name
    Triumph Books (IL)
    Publication date
    15 November 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Chris Nilan played right wing in 688 NHL regular season games for the Montreal Canadiens, the Boston Bruins, and the New York Rangers. He racked up more than 3,000 penalty minutes during his pro career and was the subject of the documentary "The Last Gladiator." He lives in Montreal.