Tuesday, July 6, 2010
All-Time Tough Guy Bob Probert Dead at 45
Windsor radio station AM 800 CKLW reported that emergency crews performed CPR on Probert and then transported him to Windsor Regional Hospital where efforts to revive him were unsuccessful.
In a statement, his father-in-law, Dan Parkinson, said the former Probert's death was totally unexpected.
He was a tough guy who developed into a dangerous player with the puck, and became an All-Star in 1998. In 935 career NHL games, Probert scored 163 goals with 221 assists, and put fear into the heart of opponents by amassing a staggering 3,300 penalty minutes.