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Tributes Pour In After Ice Hockey Star Adam Johnson Dies In ‘Freak Accident’

The Panthers released a statement following his fatal injury during a game with the Sheffield Steelers at the Utilita Arena in the city. Tributes have now begun pouring in for the athlete – beginning with his club, who are ‘truly devastated’ by the news.

Tributes were being paid to ice hockey star Adam Johnson who died following a ‘freak accident’ during a match on Saturday night (October 28).

The Nottingham Panthers athlete, aged 29, is believed to have died after his throat was accidentally slashed by a skate blade during a collision on the ice rink. He was rushed to hospital where he later died.

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Shocking footage posted on social media showed the sportsman being helped up off the ice following the clash with blood staining his shirt.

The Panthers released a statement following his fatal injury during a game with the Sheffield Steelers at the Utilita Arena in the city. Tributes have now begun pouring in for the athlete – beginning with his club, who are ‘truly devastated’ by the news.

The club said: “The Panthers would like to send our thoughts and condolences to Adam’s family, his partner, and all his friends at this extremely difficult time,” said the Panthers.

He was taken to Yorkshire hospital but Nottingham Panthers confirmed he had passed away in a statement on Sunday morning. “The club will dearly miss him and will never ever forget him,” the statement added.

“Adam, our number 47, was not only an outstanding ice hockey player but also a great team-mate and an incredible person with his whole life ahead of him.

“The Panthers would like to send our thoughts and condolences to Adam’s family, his partner, and all his friends at this extremely difficult time. Everyone at the club including players, staff, management and ownership are heartbroken at the news of Adam’s passing.”

Minnesota-born Johnson played for the Pittsburgh Penguins in the National Hockey League before spending the 2020-21 season in Sweden with the Malmo Redhawks. Johnson went on to play in Canada for the Ontario Reign and in Germany for the Augsburger Panther before agreeing to join Nottingham for the 2023-24 campaign.

Sunday’s three Elite League games in Belfast, Fife and Guildford have been postponed following Johnson’s death.

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“The Elite Ice Hockey League is heartbroken to confirm that Nottingham Panthers forward Adam Johnson sadly passed away following a freak accident in Saturday’s game between Sheffield Steelers and Nottingham Panthers,” read a league statement.

“In light of this deeply upsetting news, the Elite League has postponed all games scheduled to take place on Sunday, October 29, 2023. 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.”

]Sheffield said in their statement: “Everyone at the Steelers sends their condolences to Adam Johnson’s partner, family, and friends.

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