Ex-Hab "Knuckles" Nilan charged with stealing a swimsuit

"I just wanted to save a few bucks," says former enforcer

Another sad tale from a pro sport retiree. Chris Nilan, affectionately known as “Knuckles” for his on-ice fisticuffs, was picked up for allegedly trying to steal a men’s bathing suit from a Lord & Taylor store in Quincy, Mass. “I just wanted to save a few bucks,” he told police—or so says the Patriot-Ledger. Not a banner day for Nilan, who missed the NHL’s big money era by a few years, but made a enough playing for Montreal and Boston during the 1980s that he should be able to afford a pair of swim trunks.

Patriot Ledger