Former NHL star Adam Johnson, 29, died in a freak accident throughout a hockey sport in the UK
American hockey star Adam Johnson died following a “freak accident” throughout a British hockey workforce match on Saturday.
Johnson, who hails from Minnesota, was 29 years previous.
The BBC reported that Johnson was taking part in for the Nottingham Panthers, of the Elite Ice Hockey League (EIHL), in opposition to the Sheffield Steelers on Saturday evening at Utilita Enviornment Sheffield, when he suffered a severe neck harm attributable to skating.
The Panthers tweeted on Saturday that the Problem Cup match was “stopped” on Saturday evening attributable to a “severe harm” and the gamers returned to the locker rooms. Followers have been later requested to go away the constructing “attributable to a serious medical emergency.”
Nottingham Panthers stated in a press release that Johnson “tragically handed away after a freak accident through the match in Sheffield final evening.”
“Adam, our quantity 47, was not solely an impressive ice hockey participant, but in addition an ideal teammate and an ideal particular person to have forward of him all through his life. He will likely be vastly missed by the membership and can by no means be forgotten,” the membership wrote.
The assertion continued: “The Panthers want to ship our condolences and condolences to Adam’s household, his companion and all his buddies at this extraordinarily troublesome time.” “Everybody on the membership together with gamers, workers, administration and possession are deeply saddened by the information of Adam’s passing.”
The workforce didn’t share the small print of what occurred to Johnson, however stated: “The Panthers want to thank everybody who rushed to help Adam final evening in probably the most troublesome circumstances.”
Johnson beforehand performed within the NHL with the Pittsburgh Penguins as a ahead from 2018-2020, ESPN reported.
The Penguins mourned Johnson’s dying in a press release that stated: “The Pittsburgh Penguins be a part of your complete hockey world in mourning the lack of Adam Johnson, whose life was tragically reduce too quickly.”
“We lengthen our deepest condolences to Adam’s household and buddies, in addition to to all of his previous and current teammates and coaches. Adam will at all times be part of the Penguins household. It has been an honor to observe him fulfill his dream of taking part in for the Penguins. He is within the NHL,” the assertion added.
The Elite Ice Hockey League stated all video games scheduled for Sunday will likely be postponed.
“The ideas and condolences of everybody related to EIHL are with Adam’s household, buddies and colleagues at this very unhappy and troublesome time. We additionally ask everybody to respect the privateness of Adam’s household presently Shared League on X.