Bob Probert was one of the most feared players in the NHL during his playing days and rightfully so.
One of the toughest players to ever play the game, Probert played nine seasons with the Detroit Red Wings and is the team’s all-time leader in total penalty minutes (2,090) and penalty minutes in a single-season (398).
On Sunday, the Red Wings played their final game at Joe Louis Arena and made sure the entire day was a memorable event.
However, one of the cooler moments of the day was one that wasn’t part of the original farewell plan.
After the game, Probert’s family spread his ashes inside the Red Wings’ penalty box.
Dani Probert, widow of Bob Probert, told The Detroit Free Press that it was a bittersweet moment for her and mentioned how she came with her family during Christmas time and took a picture with her husband’s urn in the penalty box.
Probert finished with 3,300 career penalty minutes in 935 games, and ranks 5th on the NHL’s all-time penalty minutes leaders.