Former NHL player Adam Johnson Dies In Ice Accident

Former NHL player Adam Johnson has died in an Ice collision during his English team’s game Saturday. He was 29 years old.

Johnson was involved in a collision on the ice during the second period and Officials had to stop the Panther’s game against the Sheffield Steelers. 

Johnson received emergency treatment on the ice, and players eventually returned to the locker room after he was taken to Sheffield’s Northern General Hospital. 

Then the Panthers announced that the case was a medical emergency and almost 8000 fans had to leave Sheffield’s Utilita Arena. 

“Everyone at the club including players, staff, management, and ownership are heartbroken at the news of Adam’s passing,” the Panthers said in a statement. 

“Our thoughts are also with the fans and staff of both clubs, especially those who attended or were following the game, who will be devastated following today’s news.

“The Panthers would like to thank everyone who rushed to support Adam last night in the most testing of circumstances.

“Adam, our number 47, was not only an outstanding ice hockey player but also a great teammate and an incredible person with his whole life ahead of him. The Club will dearly miss him and will never forget him.”

The EIHL announced that all of Sunday’s games have been postponed.

“The thoughts and condolences of everyone connected with the EIHL are with Adam’s family, friends and teammates at this incredibly sad and difficult time,” the league said.

Johnson appeared in 13 games with the Pittsburgh Penguins over parts of two seasons from 2018 to 2020, scoring one goal and registering four assists. 

“The Pittsburgh Penguins join the entire hockey world in mourning the loss of Adam Johnson, whose life tragically ended far too soon,” the Penguins said in a statement. 

“We offer our deepest condolences to Adam’s family and friends, as well as all of Adam’s past and present teammates and coaches. Adam will always be a part of the Penguins family. It was our honor to watch him fulfill his dream of playing in the National Hockey League.”

The NHL also released a statement, saying, “Our prayers and deepest condolences go to his family, friends and teammates.”