Bob Probert’s family spread his ashes in Joe Louis penalty box

Riley Sheahan hadn’t scored in a calendar year but scored twice, including the final goal at the Joe Louis Arena, to get the Red Wings a 4-1 win over the Devils.

On Sunday, the historic Joe Louis Arena closed its doors for good.

Home of the Detroit Red Wings for the last 38 years, The Joe will continue to host at least one Red Wing until its inevitable demolishment.

Bob Probert’s family spread the famed Detroit tough guy’s ashes inside the Red Wings penalty box as a final homage to the building and to Probert himself.

“This is bittersweet for me,” Prober’s wife, Dani, told The Detroit Free Press. “I have brought some of Bob’s ashes to the game. At Christmas time, I came here with my family and the urn with his ashes and we took a photo of us sitting in the penalty box.”

Probert is the Red Wings franchise leader in penalty minutes with 2,090. He died after suffering a heart attack at the age of 45 in 2010.

When submitting content, please abide by our submission guidelines, and avoid posting profanity, personal attacks or harassment. Should you violate our submissions guidelines, we reserve the right to remove your comments and block your account. Sportsnet reserves the right to close a story’s comment section at any time.