Bob Probert

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Bob Probert was born on 5 June, 1965 in Windsor, Canada. Discover Bob Probert’s Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of networth at the age of 45 years old?

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Age45 years old
Zodiac SignGemini
Born5 June 1965
Birthday5 June
BirthplaceWindsor, Canada
Date of deathJuly 5, 2010,
Died PlaceWindsor Regional Hospital

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Bob Probert Height, Weight & Measurements

At 45 years old, Bob Probert height is 190 cm and Weight 104 kg.

Physical Status
Height190 cm
Weight104 kg
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Who Is Bob Probert’s Wife?

His wife is Dani Probert (m. 1993–2010)

ParentsNot Available
WifeDani Probert (m. 1993–2010)
SiblingNot Available
ChildrenJack Probert, Declyn Probert, Brogan Probert, Tierney Probert

Bob Probert Net Worth

He net worth has been growing significantly in 2018-19. So, how much is Bob Probert worth at the age of 45 years old? Bob Probert’s income source is mostly from being a successful . He is from Canada. We have estimated Bob Probert’s net worth, money, salary, income, and assets.

Net Worth in 2020$1 Million – $5 Million
Salary in 2019Under Review
Net Worth in 2019Pending
Salary in 2019Under Review
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Timeline of Bob Probert


Probert is the subject of Scoop Malinowski’s 2019 book, “Facing Bob Probert: Portrait of a Hockey Legend”, a collection of interviews of hockey figures about their memories of playing against Probert. Malinowski has also produced books about Facing Federer, Nadal, McEnroe, Sampras, Marat Safin, Serena Williams, Steffi Graf and Lleyton Hewitt.


Bob had an older brother Norm who also played hockey. Norm never played in the NHL, but it is mentioned in the 2018 documentary Tough Guy: The Bob Probert Story that Norm “briefly played in Czechoslovakia.”


On Sunday April 9, 2017, Probert’s family spread his ashes in the Red Wings penalty box at the Joe Louis Arena’s final game.


He actively supported young hockey players in the community, and often bought tickets for kids who couldn’t afford to go to Red Wings games. He encouraged a young fan in 1989 to pursue sobriety and challenged him to a contest in which he predicted he would surpass him. By August 18, 2011, that man had been sober for 23 years.


Before his death, Probert had been working on a memoir with Kirstie McLellan Day, co-writer of Theo Fleury’s bestselling autobiography Playing with Fire. Probert’s widow, Dani, decided to honour his wishes to tell his story and continue with completion of the book. “Tough Guy: My Life on the Edge” was published October 26, 2010, by HarperCollins Canada.

Bob Probert died of a heart attack on July 5, 2010. During a severe heat wave, while boating on Lake St. Clair with his children, father-in-law, and mother-in-law when he developed what was described as “severe chest pain” and collapsed at approximately 2:00 pm local time. His step-father-in-law Dan Parkinson, the Cornwall, Ontario, chief of police, attempted CPR to save his life. He was rushed to Windsor Regional Hospital’s Metropolitan Campus with no vital signs. Efforts to revive him were unsuccessful, and he was pronounced dead later that afternoon.

Funeral services were held July 9, 2010, in Windsor, Ontario, and attended by several former teammates and opponents, including Dino Ciccarelli, Tie Domi, Chris Nilan, Gerard Gallant, Doug Gilmour, Stu Grimson, Joey Kocur, Brad McCrimmon, Darren McCarty and Steve Yzerman, as well as Red Wings general manager Ken Holland and owners Mike and Marian Ilitch. Yzerman delivered the eulogy. In recognition of Probert’s love of motorcycle riding, his funeral procession was led by a group of 54 motorcyclists, and his casket was transported on a custom-built motorcycle sidecar. Probert is survived by his wife, Dani, and four children.

Probert’s family announced, on September 25, 2010, that his brain would be donated to the Sports Legacy Institute to assist researchers who are studying the effects of concussions and other sports-related head injuries. In March 2011, it was reported that researchers at Boston University they had found evidence of chronic traumatic encephalopathy in Probert’s brain.


In 2009, Probert participated in the Canadian figure skating reality television show Battle of the Blades which features figure skating pairs of male hockey players and female figure skaters competing against other pairs. Probert was partnered with Kristina Lenko.


Probert recently worked on the Mike Myers 2008 film The Love Guru, making a cameo as a hockey player. He commented on the irony of being given jersey number 28 to wear in the film — the same number worn by longtime rival Tie Domi.


On January 2, 2007, Probert appeared along with many other former Red Wings teammates to honor the retiring of Steve Yzerman’s number 19 at Joe Louis Arena. He wore his number 24 Red Wings jersey, and helped former teammate Vladimir Konstantinov onto the ice for the ceremony. The Detroit crowd gave him a very warm welcome, which he later said he appreciated. He stayed on to watch the game with Joey Kocur behind the penalty box.

This was noted as a possible reconciliation with the Red Wings organization. Apparently it worked, as Probert became a late addition to a January 27, 2007, Red Wings alumni game against the Boston Bruins alumni at Joe Louis Arena. He scored a goal and two assists, though the Red Wings alumni lost the game 8–6.


On July 1, 2005, Probert was arrested at his Windsor-area (Lakeshore) home for breach of peace, resisting arrest, and assaulting a police officer. Probert’s attorney, Patrick Ducharme, advised the media, “I anticipate he will be pleading not guilty and going to trial.” Probert was arrested again on August 23, 2005, at a bar in Tecumseh, Ontario, for violating two conditions of his bail conditions that he not consume alcohol or be in an establishment that serves liquor. He was released after paying $200 CAD bail. All charges stemming from the arrest on July 1 were eventually dropped.


On June 4, 2004, Probert was arrested for allegedly parking his BMW sport utility vehicle on the wrong side of the street and entering into an altercation over drugs with bystanders. Several police officers intervened and had to subdue Probert with taser and stun guns. He was later acquitted on all charges related to this incident.


His stint with the Blackhawks radio team did not last long. In February 2003, it was reported that Probert went back to rehab. During the 2003 offseason, Probert formally announced his retirement.


After the 2001–2002 season, Probert was placed on waivers by the Blackhawks. Because he was not picked up by another team, he was advised that his role with the Blackhawks would be limited, or even relegated to playing in the minor leagues again. On November 16, 2002, Probert opted to “unofficially” retire so that he could join the Blackhawks radio broadcasting team. He had finished fourth on the NHL’s all-time list with 3,300 penalty minutes.


Probert also sustained various injuries during his time with the Blackhawks, most notably a torn rotator cuff injury which caused him to miss most of the 1997–98 season. One of the more noteworthy occurrences of his career with Chicago is that he scored the final NHL goal at the historic Maple Leaf Gardens on February 13, 1999.


At this time, Probert once again got into trouble with the law. On 15 July 1994, he suffered minor injuries when he crashed his motorcycle into a car in West Bloomfield Township, Michigan. Police determined that his blood alcohol level was approximately triple the legal limit, and that there were also trace amounts of cocaine in his system. At the time of the accident, Probert had been ruled an unrestricted free agent. On July 19, the Red Wings announced that they would not offer him a contract. “This is the end,” said senior vice-president Jim Devellano. “[In] my 12 years with the organization … we’ve never spent more time on one player and his problems than we have on Probert.”

Probert signed with the Chicago Blackhawks on July 23, 1994, but was placed on inactive status by commissioner Gary Bettman in September 1994 while Probert entered rehab following his July 15 crash and subsequent drunk-driving charge. As a result, Probert sat out the lockout-shortened 1994-95 season before joining the Blackhawks.


Probert’s career hit a snag in 1989 when he was arrested for cocaine possession while crossing the Detroit-Windsor border. U.S. Customs agents at the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel found 14 grams of cocaine hidden in Probert’s underpants. He served three months in a federal prison in Minnesota, three more months in a halfway house, and was indefinitely suspended from the NHL. The NHL lifted the suspension at the conclusion of his prison term. Probert was initially ordered to be deported to Canada following his conviction, but he immediately filed for an appeal. The appeal process allowed him to resume his career with the Red Wings, but barred him from traveling with the team to Canada, as he would not be allowed to return to the United States. The matter was resolved on 7 December 1992, when the Immigration and Naturalization Service granted his appeal, restoring his travel privileges between the United States and Canada.


The 1987–1988 season was the pinnacle of Probert’s career. He cemented his reputation as an enforcer with a league-leading 398 penalty minutes, the sixth-highest single-season total in NHL history. He also tied for third on the team with 62 points, and played in his only NHL All-Star Game. In addition he contributed the most points during the Red Wings’ playoff run, in which Yzerman missed all but the final three games with a knee injury.

Probert often saw it as his job to protect his teammates, especially Detroit captain Steve Yzerman. In a 2007 news story, he recalled a time that he sucker-punched enforcer Kevin Maguire of the Buffalo Sabres (December 23, 1987) after Maguire attacked Yzerman. Maguire then unsuccessfully attempted to avoid Probert.


During the 1985–1986 and 1986–1987 seasons, Probert spent the majority of his time with the Red Wings while occasionally playing for their minor league affiliate Adirondack Red Wings of the American Hockey League. In the 1985–1986 season, he finished third on the team in penalty minutes behind Kocur and Randy Ladouceur, both of whom played more regular season games than Probert. In the 1986–1987 season, Probert accumulated only 24 points, but amassed 221 penalty minutes.


Prior to playing with the Detroit Red Wings, Probert was with the Brantford Alexanders of the Ontario Hockey League. After being drafted, he spent one more season with the Alexanders before spending his 1984–85 season with both the Hamilton Steelhawks and the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds of the OHL.


Probert was drafted as the fourth pick in the third round (46th overall) in the 1983 NHL Entry Draft, in which the Red Wings also selected Kocur and Steve Yzerman.


Robert Alan Probert (June 5, 1965 – July 5, 2010) was a Canadian professional ice hockey forward. Probert played for the National Hockey League’s Detroit Red Wings and Chicago Blackhawks. While a successful player by some measures, including being voted to the 1987–88 Campbell Conference all-star team, Probert was best known for his activities as a fighter and enforcer, as well as being one half of the “Bruise Brothers” with then-Red Wing teammate Joey Kocur, during the late 1980s and early 1990s. Probert was also known for his off-ice antics and legal problems.