Bob Probert is well known throughout the NHL as the enforcer. He was sharp on the ice with his fists and with his stick. He played 16 seasons in the NHL as a tough guy. And, with a sport as physical as hockey, that’s a lot of fist fights.
Bob Probert was 45 and had spent his time with Detroit Red Wings and the Chicago Blackhawks. On Monday, he was boating with his family when he began having chest pains. A police officer performed CPR on Probert and he was taken to Ontario’s Windsor Regional Medical Center. He lost the battle after arriving at the hospital.
Bob Probert has seen his share of troubles as he struggled with alcohol. He had been charged numerous times for driving under the influence of alcohol. He was also noted to be one of the kindest, most colorful and beloved players to ever grace the ice in Detroit. And, with that, the world on ice, known as the NHL, mourns the loss of one of their own. Bob Probert will be remembered and sadly missed by all of his fans, family and friends.