Probert Loses His First Fight Ever

Legendary Red Wings enforcer Bob Probert died yesterday of a heart attack at the age of 45. Perhaps the best NHL fighter of all time, Probert accumulated 3300 PIMs in just 935 games. Although he had a reputation as a fighter, Probert had some skill behind his fists of steel. In the 1987-88 season Probert accumulated 29 goals, 33 assists and 398 PIMs which earned him his first and only selection to the annual All-Star game. Probert also holds the distinction as the last player to score an NHL goal at Maple Leaf Gardens. Probert had a number of alcohol and substance abuse problems and wasn’t shy to have frequent encounters with the law. Despite all his off-ice problems and career as a fighter he still seemed like a well spoken and good guy. The kind of guy you would want to sit down and have a beer with (if he weren’t an alcoholic that is).

Robert A. Probert 1965-2010


3 Responses to “Probert Loses His First Fight Ever”

  1. Loved this post, buddy. Glad you mentioned the All-Star nod.

  2. A tragic ending to this man’s life

  3. Good post my friend! I really enjoy reading your work.

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