American player Adam Johnson, 29, of the Nottingham Panthers, was involved in a deadly accident on Saturday during the Challenger’s Cup game against the Sheffield Steelers. In the 35th minute, a skate severely injured Johnson’s neck, causing the game to be stopped. Johnson was not going to survive despite the paramedics’ quick emergency care on the ice.
In an official statement made public on Sunday, the Nottingham Panthers recalled Johnson as a terrific person with a bright future ahead of him in addition to being a great athlete. The statement said, “Adam, our number 47, was not only an incredible person with his whole life ahead of him, but also a great teammate and outstanding ice hockey player.”
- Adam Johnson of the Nottingham Panthers passed away during an ice hockey game due to a wounded throat.
- Due to an accident, the Challenger’s Cup game is halted for the 29-year-old American player.
- Comments for the gifted player are flooding in from the hockey community and beyond.
How He Dies?
In the aftermath of this unfortunate occurrence, the Elite Ice Hockey League (EIHL) informed that Sunday’s matches throughout the UK have been postponed. The EIHL released a statement saying, “Everyone connected with the EIHL is with Adam’s family, friends, and teammates at this incredibly sad and difficult time.”
As Johnson got first medical attention on the ice, teammates surrounded him in a protective circle, and the game was postponed out of respect. The Panthers understood the effect of the tragic news on everyone who watched or followed the game, and they extended their gratitude to the supporters and personnel of both teams.
Adam Johnson, who once played for the Pittsburgh Penguins in the National Hockey League (NHL), had a distinguished career. Before joining the Nottingham Panthers in August, he had played for the German team Augsburger Panther, the American Hockey League (with the Ontario Reign and the Lehigh Valley Phantoms), and the Swedish Hockey League (SHL).
The Pittsburgh Penguins, Augsburger Panther, and Sheffield Steelers were among the teams who paid tribute to Johnson amid a deluge of messages from the entire ice hockey world. A minute of silence was conducted before Sheffield Wednesday Football Club’s Championship game in memory of the late athlete, as one unexpected source of tributes even beyond the hockey community.