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Former NHL Player Adam Johnson Tragically Passes After On-Ice Incident

Published October 29, 2023 at 9:28
BY SKY

A Heartbreaking Loss in Hockey

The hockey world is mourning the tragic passing of former NHL player Adam Johnson, who had played for the Pittsburgh Penguins during the 2018–19 and 2019–20 season. He lost his life in a horrifying incident while competing in the UK's Elite Ice Hockey League.

''The National Hockey League family mourns the passing of former Pittsburgh Penguin Adam Johnson. Our prayers and deepest condolences go to his family, friends and teammates.''




The dreadful event occurred during a game between the Nottingham Panthers and Sheffield Steelers. Johnson, playing for the Panthers, suffered a severe neck injury from a skate blade during the second period, leading to the game's suspension and the evacuation of Sheffield Arena as medical teams tried to save his life.


Despite their efforts, Johnson's injuries proved fatal.

The Nottingham Panthers expressed their condolences and highlighted Johnson's remarkable qualities as both a player and teammate. The EIHL also postponed all its games scheduled for October 29 as a mark of respect.


Today, we remember Adam Johnson, a life tragically cut short in the sport he loved.
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