2009-10 hockeyfights.com Awards

Colton Orr fights Cam Janssen
Colton Orr fights Cam Janssen. AP Photo/Tom Gannam

I present the 2009-10 hockeyfights.com Awards.

As always, the awards are a collaborative effort by the hockeyfights.com content team. Jon Porus, Merlin401 in the forums, did a great job, again, compiling these. Tons of thanks to all of them.

Below are all our categories this season. Cast your vote and have your say.

Bob Probert Dies at 45

Bob Probert fights Tony Twist
Bob Probert fights Tony Twist on Feb 8, 1996. AP Photo/James A. Finley

CKLW is reporting that Bob Probert has died after collapsing on a boat earlier in the day:

Probert, a former Detroit Red Wing forward, was on a boat in Lake St. Clair when an emergency call was made.  EMS and fire met the boat and started CPR, but sources say Probert was not revived.

Probert, 45, played 935 games in the NHL, racking up 384 points and 3300 penalty minutes.  His PIMs mark is fifth all-time.

In 1987-88 Probert made the All-Star team.  He finished the season with 29 goals and 33 assists.  It was the only season he led the league in penalty minutes with a whopping 398.  Probert had 23 fights that season, including one of his legendary bouts with Craig Coxe.  He had two more scraps in the playoffs.

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Ian Laperriere mixes it up with Derek Boogaard
Ian Laperriere will look up at Derek Boogaard six times next season as Boogaard signs with the Philadelphia Flyers’ division rivals, the New York Rangers. AP Photo/Jack Dempsey

Tough Guy Movement Summer 2010

This went well last season, so we’ve re-created the player movement table, tracking many of the popular players, some tough guys, and some… well, we’ll just call them popular and leave it at that.

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