June 26 will be Bob Probert Day in Windsor, Ontario, according to the Windsor Star.
Mayor Eddie Francis said the city wants to pay tribute to a Windsor native who had an outstanding 16-season NHL hockey career and an unwavering commitment to the community.
On the same day, Probert's family and friends will hold the first Bob Probert Memorial Ride for charity, benefitting the angioplasty program at Hotel-Dieu Grace Hospital. Probert had a love of motorcycle riding.Probert died on July 5 of last year from a heart attack while boating. The longtime enforcer for the Blackhawks and Red Wings officially announced his retirement in 2003. His brain was donated to research on sports-related head injuries at Boston University and it was announced they found evidence of chronic traumatic encephalopathy.
-- Brian Stubits