PASSINGS: Bob Probert


Bob Probert

Former NHL player

Bob Probert, 45, who played in the National Hockey League for the Detroit Red Wings and Chicago Blackhawks, died Monday after he developed chest pains while on a boat with his family in Lake St. Claire in Windsor, Ontario, said family friend Rich Rogow.

Rogow said Dan Parkinson, Probert’s father-in-law, gave him CPR; but Probert died at Windsor Regional Hospital.

He was born June 5, 1965, in Windsor. After starring with Detroit from 1985 to 1994, Probert spent his last seven seasons (1995-2002) with Chicago. He played in 935 games and compiled 3,300 penalty minutes, which ranks sixth all-time in NHL history.


A notorious brawler, Probert battled alcohol and substance-abuse issues. While playing for Detroit, he was charged several times with driving under the influence. He also served six months in prison for trying to carry cocaine from Canada into the United States in 1989.

-- Times Staff and Wire Reports