Ice Hockey Participant Adam Johnson Useless After “Freak Accident”
The sports community is mourning the lack of a beloved athlete.
Adam Johnson, a 29-year-old American ice hockey participant, died after a “freak accident” throughout an Oct. 28 sport, his staff, the British skilled membership Nottingham Panthers, confirmed.
In accordance with CNN, Johnson—who joined the Elite Ice Hockey League staff in August—was taking part in in the Panthers’ Problem Cup match at Utilita Area Sheffield when he “appeared to undergo a severe neck damage” after a collision with a participant from the opposing staff, the Sheffield Steelers.
“Everybody on the membership together with gamers, workers, administration, and possession are heartbroken on the information of Adam’s passing,” the assertion learn. “Our ideas are additionally with the followers and workers of each golf equipment, particularly those that attended or have been following the sport, who shall be devastated following immediately’s information. The Panthers want to thank everybody who rushed to assist Adam final evening in probably the most testing of circumstances.”
“Adam, our quantity 47, was not solely an impressive ice hockey participant, but in addition an incredible teammate and an unbelievable particular person together with his complete life forward of him,” the staff continued. “The Membership will dearly miss him and can by no means ever overlook him.”
The Elite Ice Hockey League additionally honored Johnson after his tragic dying.
“The ideas of everybody related with the EIHL are with Adam’s household, mates and staff mates at this extremely unhappy and tough time,” the league mentioned in a statement. “We’d additionally ask everybody to respect the privateness of Adam’s household at the moment.”
All EIHL video games scheduled for Oct. 29 have been postponed in gentle of Johnson’s passing.
(Picture by Jonathan Kozub/NHLI through Getty Photos)
Previous to taking part in for the Panthers, Johnson—who was born in Minnesota—was a member of the Nationwide Hockey League’s Pittsburgh Penguins from 2018 to 2020.
“The Pittsburgh Penguins be part of your entire hockey world in mourning the lack of Adam Johnson, whose life was tragically ended far too quickly,” the staff wrote on social media Oct. 29. “Adam will at all times be part of the Penguins household. It was our honor to look at him fulfill his dream of taking part in within the Nationwide Hockey League.”
All through his profession, Johnson additionally performed for the Malmö Redhawks, the Ontario Reign, the Lehigh Valley Phantoms and the Augsburger Panther.
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