17th June 2024

Former NHL participant Adam Johnson died after what was referred to as a “freak accident” throughout a recreation in England’s skilled hockey league on Saturday. 

Johnson was 29 years outdated. 

The Nottingham Panthers, one of many groups within the Elite Ice Hockey League and the membership Johnson was taking part in for, introduced his dying  Sunday. 

“Everybody on the membership together with gamers, employees, administration, and possession are heartbroken on the information of Adam’s passing,” the Panthers mentioned in a press release. “Our ideas are additionally with the followers and employees of each golf equipment, particularly those that attended or had been following the sport, who will probably be devastated following right now’s information.”

Adam Johnson accident 

Johnson died on account of a neck laceration from a skate throughout a recreation within the EIHL’s Problem Cup. 

Within the second interval of the Panthers’ contest in opposition to the Sheffield Steelers, Johnson collided with an opponent that resulted in his neck being sliced by a skate. Officers stopped the Panthers-Steelers recreation, and Johnson acquired emergency remedy on the ice.

Ultimately gamers left for the locker room and the just about 8,000 followers at Utilita Area, dwelling to the Steelers, had been requested to depart the constructing as a result of a “main medical emergency.”

Johnson was taken to Sheffield’s Northern Basic Hospital the place he was later pronounced lifeless. 

South Yorkshire Police mentioned the next in a press release:

“We had been referred to as at 8:25 p.m. (October 28) to studies {that a} participant had been critically injured throughout a Sheffield Steelers versus Nottingham Panthers recreation on the Utilita Area in Sheffield. Officers attended the scene alongside different emergency companies and one man, aged in his 20s, was taken to hospital with critical accidents. Sadly, he was later pronounced deceased at hospital.

“Our officers stay on the scene finishing up enquiries right now (October 29) and our investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident stay ongoing.”

Adam Johnson NHL profession

Johnson was a local of Hibbing, Minn. He performed for 2 years within the NCAA with Minnesota-Duluth earlier than making the bounce to the professionals. He performed in 13 video games for the Penguins and hung out within the AHL with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, the Ontario Reign and the Lehigh Valley Phantoms from 2018-19 to 2021-22.

“The Pittsburgh Penguins be part of the whole hockey world in mourning the lack of Adam Johnson, whose life tragically ended far too quickly,” the Penguins mentioned in a press release. “We provide our deepest condolences to Adam’s household and associates, in addition to all of Adam’s previous and current teammates and coaches. Adam will at all times be part of the Penguins household. It was our honor to observe him fulfill his dream of taking part in within the Nationwide Hockey League.”

Johnson spent the 2022-23 season in Germany’s Deutsche Eishockey Liga, after which signed with Nottingham within the EIHL for this season. He performed in seven video games with the Panthers. 

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