Adam Johnson: professional ice hockey player dies after serious ice accident

Adam Johnson
A blade slit his throat: ice hockey professional died after a serious accident

Adam Johnson played for the Augsburg Panthers in the 2022/23 season

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Last season he played for the German club Augsburger Panther in the DEL: Ice hockey professional Adam Johnson died during a game in England.

The former DEL professional Adam Johnson has died after a horror accident at an ice hockey game in England. His club Nottingham Panthers made the announcement on Sunday after the club’s meeting with Sheffield Steelers the previous evening was abandoned following the tragic incident.

According to media reports, the 29-year-old American suffered a serious neck injury from the blade of an ice skate. Johnson, who comes from the US state of Minnesota, played in the German Ice Hockey League for the Augsburger Panther last season.

Adam Johnson was taken to the hospital

According to British media, the accident occurred during the Challenge Cup match in Sheffield. Johnson received first aid on the ice and was then taken to the hospital. The encounter in front of around 8,000 spectators was later canceled because of the incident.

“Adam, our number 47, was not only an outstanding hockey player, but also a great teammate and an incredible person with his whole life ahead of him,” wrote the Nottingham Panthers on the online platform X, formerly Twitter. The club will miss him very much and never forget him. The British ice hockey league Elite League postponed all games originally scheduled for Sunday due to the news of the death.

“The ice hockey family mourns the loss of Adam Johnson,” said the Augsburg Panthers. “Our thoughts are with Adam’s girlfriend, his family and teammates, as well as all the hockey fans and officials who had to witness the terrible accident.”


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