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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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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 52 39 9 4 171 117 82
2 FLA 54 32 16 6 150 122 70
3 NYR 53 30 18 5 150 135 65
4 NYI 52 28 18 6 145 129 62
5 TBL 53 29 20 4 140 127 62
6 DET 53 27 18 8 133 131 62
7 BOS 53 28 19 6 153 146 62
8 PIT 52 27 18 7 138 132 61
9 NJD 55 27 21 7 122 123 61
10 MTL 55 27 24 4 147 145 58
11 CAR 54 24 21 9 130 142 57
12 OTT 54 25 23 6 153 166 56
13 PHI 52 23 20 9 122 137 55
14 BUF 54 21 27 6 124 146 48
15 CBJ 55 21 28 6 137 170 48
16 TOR 52 19 24 9 120 144 47

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2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
D. Larkin 52 18 20 26 38
H. Zetterberg 53 9 27 3 36
T. Tatar 52 16 17 -1 33
G. Nyquist 53 14 15 -2 29
P. Datsyuk 38 8 20 12 28
J. Abdelkader 53 14 13 -3 27
M. Green 46 4 17 -7 21
N. Kronwall 45 3 14 -10 17
B. Richards 39 5 11 7 16
D. DeKeyser 49 6 8 12 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 20 10 4 .933 1.97
J. Howard 7 8 4 .904 2.89