Police investigating the passing of former NHLer Adam Johnson

Published October 30, 2023 at 2:07 PM

South Yorkshire Police in England have announced that they are investigating the passing of former NHLer Adam Johnson, confirming the news in a statement.

"We were called to reports that a player had been seriously injured during a Sheffield Steelers versus Nottingham Panthers game at the Utilita Arena in Sheffield.

"Officers attended the scene alongside other emergency services and one man, aged in his 20s, was taken to hospital with serious injuries. Sadly, he was later pronounced deceased at hospital.

"Our officers remain at the scene carrying out enquiries today (October 29) and our investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident remain ongoing." South Yorkshire Police said, according to Sky Sports.

Adam Johnson passed away following an accident during a game between his club, the Nottingham Panthers and the Sheffield Steelers. Johnson got a skate to his throat following a collision with former OHL and AHL forward Matt Petgrave.

Tribute have poured in from around the hockey world for Johnson, including from his former teams, the Pittsburgh Penguins, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, Lehigh Valley Phantoms, Malmo Redhawks and the Augsburg Panthers.

The thoughts of everyone here at Blade of Steel continue to be with Adam Johnson's family and friends at this difficult time.

Source: Sky Sports
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