NHL Enforcer Bob Probert Has Died (June 5, 1965 – July 5, 2010)
July 5, 2010
(ChattahBox) – Former Detroit Red Wing and Chicago BlackHawk forward/enforcer Bob Probert lived life large on and off the ice. Probert died suddenly Monday after collapsing while on a boat on Lake St. Clair near Windsor, Ont. at the tender age of 45, The Windsor Star reports. Attempts to revive Probert by emergency crews on the shore, were unsuccessful. Probert, who was born in Windsor, played 16 seasons in the NHL. In a brief statement, a family spokesman said that Probert was on the boat with his family this afternoon, including his four children and in-laws when he began experiencing serious chest pains. Probert was known as one half of the “Bruise Brothers” with then-Red Wing teammate Joe “Joey” Kocur, during the late 80s and early 90s, as well as his off-ice antics and legal problems. Here are a few of Probert’s memorable confrontations below. He will be greatly missed by his many fans.