BOSTON (CBS) – Former NHL star and Boston native Chris Nilan says he doesn’t know how Whitey Bulger got a Stanley Cup ring.
Bulger waived his right to have the jury decide whether he must forfeit the $822,000 in cash, guns and personal possessions found in his Santa Monica hideaway when he was captured in June 2011 after 16 years on the run.
But he’s asked to keep one thing – a 1986 Montreal Canadiens Stanley Cup ring.
The ring was believed to have once belonged to Nilan, who was once married to the daughter of Bulger’s late ex-girlfriend Teresa Stanley.
In an interview with his former agent Dan Rea on WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s “Nightside” Monday night, Nilan said he gave his ring to his father.
WBZ’s Dan Rea Interviews Chris Nilan