Bob Probert's Family Spread His Ashes at The Joe
April 10th, 2017, 12:30 AM
Bob Probert, a scrappy Detroit Red Wings player who was known as an enforcer on the ice, has been memorialized at The Joe forever.
Sports reporter Brad Galli of WXYZ posts on Facebook late Sunday night:
Bob Probert's family spread his ashes inside the Red Wings penalty box at Joe Louis Arena tonight, multiple players told me.
A video online shows widow Danni Probert spreading ashes in the penalty box at the Joe. The video was shot by Wings fan Trevor Black who was at attendance at the game, which the Red Wings won 4-1.
A Detroiter had a similar private remembrance, she tweets to us:
I also took my Dads ashes, he always loved Probert ?? https://t.co/zXz33xu2nD— Vicki Bosanko (@vckbee) April 10, 2017
Probert played for the Wings from 1985-94 and for the Chicago Blackhawks from 1995-2002. He died of a heart attack July 5, 2010 at age 45.