Former NHL Enforcer Bob Probert still remembered


Approximately nine months after his passing people still talk about and fondly remember former NHL tough guy, Bob Probert. Known as the best pound for pound figher in the NHL, Probert, who played for the Detroit Red Wings and Chicago Blackhawks, passed away last summer while spending the afternoon on a sailboat with his family. Probert, who died of a heart attack, will be honored this coming June when his former teammate, Chris Chelios, leads a group of motorcyclist who will ride from Joe Louis Arena in Detroit through Windsor and throughout southwestern Ontario. This ride,which is being called The Bob Probert Memorial Ride, is being organized to help raise money and support for the angioplasty program at Hotel-Dieu Grace hospital in Windsor. “With Bob passing away with a heart attack, it was a no-brainer,” Probert’s widow Dani said. “My daughter and I are talking about getting our licences and hoping to ride Bob’s bikes one day.” For his career Probert, who is from Windsor Ontario, played in 935 games over a 16 year career and collected 163 goals, 384 points, while registering 3,300 penalty minutes.


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