Former NHL star Adam Johnson, 29, died in a freak accident throughout a hockey recreation in the UK
American hockey star Adam Johnson died following a “freak accident” throughout a British hockey group 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 night time at Utilita Enviornment Sheffield, when he suffered a critical neck damage resulting from skating.
The Panthers tweeted on Saturday that the Problem Cup match was “stopped” on Saturday night time resulting from a “critical damage” and the gamers returned to the locker rooms. Followers have been later requested to go away the constructing “resulting from a significant medical emergency.”
Nottingham Panthers mentioned in a press release that Johnson “tragically handed away after a freak accident through the match in Sheffield final night time.”
“Adam, our quantity 47, was not solely an excellent ice hockey participant, but in addition an excellent teammate and an excellent particular person to have forward of him all through his life. He will likely be drastically 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 accomplice and all his associates at this extraordinarily tough time.” “Everybody on the membership together with gamers, workers, administration and possession are deeply saddened by the information of Adam’s passing.”
The group didn’t share the main points of what occurred to Johnson, however mentioned: “The Panthers want to thank everybody who rushed to help Adam final night time in probably the most tough circumstances.”
Johnson beforehand performed within the NHL with the Pittsburgh Penguins as a ahead from 2018-2020, ESPN reported.
The Penguins mourned Johnson’s demise in a press release that mentioned: “The Pittsburgh Penguins be a part of all the hockey world in mourning the lack of Adam Johnson, whose life was tragically lower too quickly.”
“We prolong our deepest condolences to Adam’s household and associates, in addition to to all of his previous and current teammates and coaches. Adam will all the time be part of the Penguins household. It has been an honor to look at him fulfill his dream of taking part in for the Penguins. He is within the NHL,” the assertion added.
The Elite Ice Hockey League mentioned all video games scheduled for Sunday will likely be postponed.
“The ideas and condolences of everybody related to EIHL are with Adam’s household, associates and colleagues at this very unhappy and tough time. We additionally ask everybody to respect the privateness of Adam’s household at the moment Shared League on X.