Bob Probert was arguably the best enforcer in the History of the NHL. He finished fifth all time with 3,300 penalty minutes and was in 238 fights in his career. Not only was he a fearsome fighter, he could play. In 935 career regular season games Probert scored 163 goals, 221 assists for 384 points. But of all the fights Probert fought in his life, the toughest one was with addiction.

Tough Guy is a page turning journey of the life story of legendary NHL enforcer Bob Probert. As a hockey fan reading this book, I was intrigued to read about what life in the NHL was like. Many hockey fans dreamed of playing in the NHL when we were kids. I am no different and so I decided to read Tough Guy and see what it was like from an enforcer’s point of view. The book does not disappoint in that regard as there is many references to hall of fame players who were friends and teammates of Bob’s such as Doug Gilmour, Paul Coffey and a forward by Steve Yzerman.

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