2017 Recap: Bob Probert's Family Spread His Ashes at The Joe


This repost from April 10 is the fifth in our Top 10 countdown of this year's most-read articles, a reverse-order series through New Year's Eve. Links to earlier installments are at the end.

Bob Probert, a scrappy Detroit Red Wings player known as an enforcer on the ice, is memorialized at The Joe forever.

WXYZ sports anchor Brad Galli posts on Facebook [April 9]:

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 saw the Wings win 4-1.

A Detroiter had a similar private remembrance, she tweets to us:

Probert played for the Wings from 1985-94 and for the Chicago Blackhawks from 1995-2002. He had a fatal heart attack July 5, 2010 at age 45. 


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