Ex-Red Wings, Blackhawks Enforcer Probert Dies At 45

Retired hockey enforcer Bob Probert, as adept with his fists as with a stick in a 16-season career with the Detroit Red Wings and Chicago Blackhawks, died Monday after suffering chest pains while boating with his family. He was 45.

“Bob lost the fight of his life this afternoon,” said Probert’s father-in-law, Dan Parkinson, a police officer who performed CPR before Probert was rushed to Ontario’s Windsor Regional Medical Center.
Probert was on a boat in Lake St. Clair with his wife, children and in-laws when he “developed severe chest pains” Monday, family friend Rich Rogow told a Monday evening news conference at the medical center.

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  • dave henri

    Bob Probert did his job correctly-a goon looks for fights-Bob defended the scoring assets of his team-we liked him because he let you know under no uncertain terms were his teamates to be messed with-no matter who or how many you had-thats what a teamate of his stature was supposed to do-sure he had personal demons,just like you do-he wasn’t an ax murderer-he was a real hockey player.For all the disinfectant bearing ‘hockey fans’ who slag him now-Blow it out your kiester and stop watching hockey-ya’ useless turds.RIP Bob-your a deserved DRW icon-and condolences to all that knew and loved you.

  • Jerome Weingarden

    Now he can kick the tar out of everybody, and anybody he wants, and when he wants to.

  • andy

    how come these pics are all Chicago shots.?????..I thought he liked the Wings at least a little considering what they put up with? I still think pound for pound he was the best fighter ever in the NHL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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