Adam Johnson was an American professional ice hockey forward who played in the National Hockey League (NHL) with the Pittsburgh Penguins during the 2018–19 and 2019–20 seasons.
He was born on June 22, 1994, in Hibbing, Minnesota, and played junior hockey in the United States Hockey League (USHL) with the Indiana Ice and Sioux City Musketeers.
Johnson played two seasons of collegiate hockey with the University of Minnesota Duluth in the National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC).
He most recently played with Augsburger Panther in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) and was signed to UK Elite Ice Hockey League (EIHL) side Nottingham Panthers.
Unfortunately, Johnson passed away on October 30, 2023, after his neck was cut by another player’s skate during a game in Sheffield, England.
He was playing for the Nottingham Panthers, which is under the Elite Ice Hockey League (EIHL), against the Sheffield Steelers when the accident happened.
Adam Johnson injury video
Johnson suffered a tragic injury after his neck was cut by another player’s skate during a game in Sheffield, England.
He was playing for the Nottingham Panthers in the Elite Ice Hockey League (EIHL) against the Sheffield Steelers when the accident happened.
Johnson was skating up the ice when he was hit in the neck by the skate blade of Matt Petgrave.
After receiving treatment on the ice, the 29-year-old was later pronounced dead in the hospital.
The police are investigating the incident, and the health and safety team of Sheffield City Council is assisting with the investigation.
The National Ice Hockey League team Oxford City Stars announced that their players must wear neck guards at all times on the ice following Johnson’s death.
Adam Johnson cause of death
Johnson died due to a skate cut on his neck during a game on October 30, 2023, in Sheffield, England.
He was playing for the Nottingham Panthers against the Sheffield Steelers when the accident happened.
Johnson collided with another player, and the other player’s skate accidentally cut his neck.
He received medical attention on the ice and was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Reaction of Adam Johnson’s team to his death
Johnson’s team, expressed their deep sadness and condolences to Johnson’s family, partner, and friends, along with the fans and staff of both clubs.
In a statement, the team described Johnson as “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 ever forget him”.
The team also said that they were heartbroken at the news of Johnson’s passing and that everyone at the club, including players, staff, management, and ownership, were devastated.
The team canceled their game scheduled for Sunday, and the Elite Ice Hockey League (EIHL) postponed all games scheduled for that day.
Johnson’s teammates and coaches joined hundreds of mourners to lay flowers and light candles at the Nottingham Arena.