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Bob Probert
Bob Probert
Left Wing
(PROH buhrt)
Number: 24
Height: 6' 3"
Weight: 220
Shoots: Left
Born: Jun 5, 1965
Birthplace: Windsor, ON, Canada
Hometown: Windsor, Ont.
Drafted: DET / 1983 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 3rd (46th overall)
Bob Probert had only just gotten his junior career underway with the Brantford Alexanders when the Detroit Wings drafted him in 1983. The Wings liked his blend of toughness, size, and offensive skill. In spite of his selection, though, he remained at the junior level for two additional seasons before joining the Wings in 1985-86.

During his first two years in the Motor City, Probert bounced between the Wings and the minors. In 1987-88, however, he caught on in a big way, scoring plenty of points and establishing himself as one of the most feared enforcers in the NHL. He was once described as the most powerful combination of power and skill this side of Mark Messier. But as Red Wings insiders noted, Probert was groomed to lean more toward fisticuffs than toward the development of his playing skills. As such, he is most remembered for punching a wide swath across the NHL.

After receiving a lifetime ban from the NHL for drug possession, Probert was sent to serve a six-month prison sentence in Minnesota, he entered a rehab program that brought about a recovery sufficient enough to get his ban from hockey lifted.

Late in the 1989-90 campaign, Probert was reinstated in the NHL with the Wings. He picked up his career where he left off, as a fighting man with a long reach and a willingness to stir up trouble around the goal crease.

A second offense would haunt Probert in the mid 1990s. All appeared to be well until days after he's signed as a free agent with the Chicago Blackhawks in the summer of 1994. Probert would be involved in motorcycle accident while under the influence, crashing his motorcycle into a car. As a consequence, Probert was suspended indefinitely from the NHL before making it back to the NHL in 1995-96 with the Blackhawks.

Upon his return to the Blackhawk lineup in 1995-96, Probert went to play six more seasons with the team before retiring at the end of the 2001-02 season.

Tragically, Probert passed away on July 5, 2010 after collapsing on a boat on Lake St. Clair, leaving behind his wife and four children.

Courtesy of the Hockey Hall of Fame

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
H. Zetterberg 82 13 37 -15 50
D. Larkin 80 23 22 11 45
T. Tatar 81 21 24 4 45
G. Nyquist 82 17 26 -2 43
J. Abdelkader 82 19 23 -16 42
M. Green 74 7 28 -6 35
B. Richards 68 10 18 4 28
D. Helm 77 13 13 -2 26
N. Kronwall 64 3 23 -21 26
R. Sheahan 81 14 11 -8 25
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 27 16 6 .921 2.33
J. Howard 14 14 5 .906 2.80