Tributes pour in following the passing of former NHLer Adam Johnson

Published October 29, 2023 at 12:13

The hockey world is in mourning on Sunday following the news of the passing of former NHLer Adam Johnson. Johnson's club in England confirmed the news on Sunday following a freak accident in their game on Saturday.

As expected, tributes have been pouring in from across the hockey community, including from Johnson's former teams, the Pittsburgh Penguins, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, German club Augsburg Panthers and SHL club Malmo Redhawks.

"The Pittsburgh Penguins join the entire hockey world in mourning the loss of Adam Johnson, whose life tragically ended far too soon. 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 apart of the Penguins family. It was our honor to watch him fulfill his dream of playing in the National Hockey League." The Penguins said.

"The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins send our deepest condolences to the family, friends and teammates of Adam Johnson.

Adam spent three years as a member of the team here in Northeast Pennsylvania, was respected for his work on the ice, and was an important part of our community and organization.

Our thoughts are with his loved ones at this difficult time." The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins said.

Note: the following is translated from German.

"Our thoughts are with Adam's girlfriend, his family & teammates as well as all the ice hockey fans and officials who had to witness the terrible accident. We wish them a lot of strength in coping with the shock and the immense sadness for a young life." The Augsburg Panthers said.

Note: the following is translated from Swedish.

"It was very tragic to hear about Adam's passing this morning and our thoughts of course go out to Adam's family and close relatives at this difficult time," said Malmo Redhawks CEO Patrik Sylvegard.

Johnson's former teammate, Frank Corrado, said the following in a post on X:

"Gone way too soon. Johnny was a great teammate who had an infectious sense of humour. RIP Johnny. ❤️"

The thoughts of everyone here at Blade of Steel are with Johnson's family and friends at this difficult time.
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