Bob Probert, who spent 16 years in the NHL as an enforcer, died Monday after suffering chest pains while on a boating trip with his family. He was 45
Probert, having played for Detroit and Chicago played quite a bit against their division rival St. Louis, appearing in 63 games against the Blues, tied for most among NHL teams (Dallas, the other team). He scored 14 goals against the Blues, third most against any team in his career and racked up 244 of his career 3,300 minutes in the penalty box against the Blues. The most penalty minutes against any one team.
The fans loved booing Probert, but would love him if he was on your team. Here’s a sample of what Probert did best…fighting, or as they say in the NHL, enforcing.