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Bob Probert

"Probie"

Bob Probert

(1965 – 2010)

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Bob Probert

Bob Probert
(1965 – 2010)

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Bob Probert

(1965 – 2010)
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This is a memorial dedicated to Bob Probert. Robert A. Probert was a retired Canadian professional ice hockey forward. Bob Probert played for the National Hockey League's Detroit Red Wings and Chicago Blackhawks. While a successful player by some measures, including being voted to the 87–88 Campbell Conference all-star team, Bob Probert was best known for his activities as a fighter and enforcer. Bob Probert was also known for his off-ice antics and legal problems, as well as being one half of the "Bruise Brothers" with then-Red Wing teammate Joe "Joey" Kocur, during the late 80s and early 90s.
Prior to playing with the Detroit Red Wings, Bob Probert was with the Brantford Alexanders of the Ontario Hockey
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League. After being drafted, he spent one more season with the Alexanders before spending his 1984–85 season with both the Hamilton Steelhawks and the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds of the OHL
Bob Probert was drafted as the 4th pick in the third round (46th overall) in the 1983 NHL Entry Draft, in which the Red Wings also selected Kocur and Steve Yzerman.
During the 1985–86 and 1986–87 seasons, Bob Probert spent the majority of his time with the Red Wings while occasionally playing for their minor league affiliate at the time, the Adirondack Red Wings of the American Hockey League. While he wasn't the most prolific pointmaker in the 1985–86 season, he finished third on the team
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in penalty minutes behind Kocur and Randy Ladouceur, both of whom played more regular season games than Bob Probert. In the 1986–87 season, Bob Probert accumulated only 24 points, but amassed 221 penalty minutes.
The 1987–88 season saw Bob Probert develop his fighting abilities and reputation as a tough guy with 398 penalty minutes. He also tied for third on the team in points with 62 (Petr Klima also had 62 points). That season, Bob Probert played in his first NHL All-Star Game, and he contributed the most points during the Red Wings' playoff run, in which Yzerman missed all but the final three games with a knee injury.
Bob Probert went to play with the Blackhawks. Bob's first season with
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the Blackhawks was the last in which he accumulated over 40 points in a season. From then on, his points and penalty minutes gradually decreased. While he never returned to the levels of point production he achieved with the Red Wings, he remained a physical force on the ice and continued many long-term rivalries with other enforcers.
Bob Probert passed away on July 5, 2010. This is an online tribute in memory of Bob Probert.
Remembrance Messages
On 1st Mar 2011
Sami Mäkelä
wrote:
Rest in peace, Probie.
You are The Goonie of the Century forever!
Remembrance Messages
On 20th Aug 2010
Shawn Young
wrote:
Thank you. My first hockey game (as a fan) was at the Joe, the way you had your teammtes back, your skill, & your ovrall badassness, I fell in love with hockey. I'm proud to say, I'm from Detroit, I love the Red Wings & #24 Probie. Thanks for giving us you. God Bless the family.
Remembrance Messages
On 6th Jul 2010
Lori
wrote:
RIP You will be missed. Prayers to the family. one of my all time favorite players. I am always telling my younger son about you and showing him you in action. RIP
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On 5th Jul 2010
Robert M
wrote:
Bob and his family are in my prayers. God Bless and rest in peace, Bob.
Probie was a treasured part of my childhood and one of my favorite Detroit Legends ever. I'm greatly saddened by the loss and feel for his family.
Remembrance Messages
On 5th Jul 2010
Jackie Derrick
wrote:
RIP U will be truly missed. I loved watching you play on the det red wings.I was ur number 1 # Fan....
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On 5th Jul 2010
Anon ymous
wrote:
RIP probie! you will be greatly missed!
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Bob Probert

This is a memorial dedicated to Bob Probert. Robert A. Probert was a retired Canadian professional ice hockey forward. Bob Probert played for the National Hockey League's Detroit Red Wings and Chicago Blackhawks. While a successful player by some measures, including being voted to the 87–88 Campbell Conference all-star team, Bob Probert was best known for his activities as a fighter and enforcer. Bob Probert was also known for his off-ice antics and legal problems, as well as being one half of the "Bruise Brothers" with then-Red Wing teammate Joe "Joey" Kocur, during the late 80s and early 90s.
Prior to playing with the Detroit Red Wings, Bob Probert was with the Brantford Alexanders of the Ontario Hockey...

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Sami Mäkelä
Shawn Young
Lori
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