Bob Probert Net Worth

March 4, 2023
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Robert Alan Probert, born on the 5th of June 1965, was a Canadian professional ice hockey player who played forward in the National Hockey League (NHL), who rose to fame as an with his activities as a fighter and enforcer while playing for the Detroit Red Wings and Chicago Blackhawks from 1985 until 2002. He passed away in 2010.

So how much is Probert’s net worth? As of mid-2017, based on authoritative sources it is reported to be $5 million, largely acquired from his years playing professional ice hockey.

Bob Probert Net Worth $5 Million

Born in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, Probert played ice hockey at a very young age. By the time that he was in his twenties, he was already playing with the Brantford Alexanders of the Ontario Hockey League; he also played with the Hamilton Steelhawks and the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds even after he was drafted in 1983. His early years playing ice hockey helped establish his career and his net worth.

Probert was picked fourth in the third round of the NHL Entry Draft in 1983 by the Detroit Red Wings. During his years with the Red Wings, Probert slowly gained a reputation as a fighter and enforcer, and by 1986 he was already accumulating penalty points.

Probert reached a career high in 1987 when he gained 398 penalty minutes, the sixth highest single-season total in NHL history. Unfortunately, despite his strong performance during the game, his off-ice shenanigans caused his slow downfall. In 1989, while crossing the Detroit-Windsor boarder, he was arrested due to cocaine possession, which led to him being imprisoned for three months, and being kicked out of the NHL.

Although he was able to file an appeal and was allowed to play again in the NHL, Probert faced other trouble. In 1994, he was caught in a car accident when his motorcycle crashed into another vehicle, and upon testing, it was discovered that the alcohol in his blood was through the roof, and traces of cocaine was also found in his system. After almost a decade with the Red Wings he was finally removed from the team and was sent on lockout.

Later in 1994, Probert entered rehab, and upon seeing progress, his lockout was cut short and he was able to join the Chicago Blackhawks. He turned a new leaf with the team and played with them until 2002. His success in professional ice hockey ultimately raised his wealth.

After retirement, Probert was known to participate in various charities. He was also known to speak at conventions and even buy tickets for kids who couldn’t watch the game back when he was still a player.

Probert also wrote a book entitled “What a Journey It’s Been” published in 2007, and was featured in the book “Bruise Brothers” along with his former teammate Joe Kocur.

In terms of his personal life, in 2010 while boating with his children and in-law’s, he experienced a severe chest pain and collapsed, suffering a heart attack, and despite his father-in-law’s efforts in performing CPR, he later on passed away.

He was survived by his wife Dani, whom he married in 1993 and their four children.

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