Bob Probert Biography
(Canadian Professional Ice Hockey Player)
Birthday: June 5, 1965 (Gemini)
Born In: Windsor, Canada
Robert Alan Probert was a Canadian professional ice hockey player who played in position of left winger. He played for Detroit Red Wings and Chicago Blackhawks of National Hockey League. He was elected to the 1987–88 Campbell Conference all-star team. Probert was more recognised as a fighter and enforcer in the game who gained repute for his long-time fights and brawls while playing for both the teams. Probert and his Detroit Red Wings teammate Joey Kocur were tagged as ‘the Bruise Brothers’ for their aggressive playing style. Apart from his aggressiveness in the game that saw him build up 3,300 penalty minutes in 935 games, the left winger also garnered 163 goals and 221 assists. Probert also had instances of drug and alcohol abuse and faced legal issues including arrests that often marred his career. Post retirement from ice hockey, Probert served as a Blackhawks radio analyst for a brief period. He died of a heart attack at 45 years of age.