Jodeyne and I were so fortunate over our years of being athletes that met many other wonderful athletes from many different sports. It was 21 years ago when I met Bob Probert an amazing defense man in the NHL. The Enforcer was the name given to him and proved to be true over his entire career. The other men on the ice respected him and some were simply intimidated of him. I was one of the lucky guys that saw him as a Giant Teddy Bear.
I was out to sea working with Jodeyne when we got an email that our colleague had passed away, and it kind of hit me hard. If you were lucky to know Bob you were super fortunate get that big hug when you met him with his giant bear paws shaking your hand. Knowing that I took the time to do this little video in dedication to him when I knew I would not be able to get to his funeral. Having worked with him on the Battle of the Blades, I was really happy to get to know him once again. He was a great man in many ways, and I think the video says it all about how humble he really was.
Thanks for being a part of my life Bob!