American hockey player Adam Johnson died after a skater cut his neck in England Adam Johnson American hockey player
who appeared in 13 NHL games with the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2019 and 2020, died after a skater cut his neck early. team in England on Saturday, his team announced.
He was twenty-nine years old. Johnson was playing for the Nottingham Panthers in the Challenge Cup against the Sheffield Steelers when he suffered a skate injury during the second half of an Elite Ice Hockey League game at the Utilita Arena, Sheffield.
A native of Minnesota, Johnson spent 13 games in parts of the 2018-19 and 2019-20 seasons playing for Pittsburgh in the NHL before spending the 2020-21 season with the Malmö Redhawks in Sweden.
He had a goal and three assists for the Penguins. Johnson played college hockey at Minnesota-Duluth, helping the Bulldogs reach two NCAA Tournaments.
He scored the overtime game winner in the 2017 tournament, sending Minnesota-Duluth to the Frozen Four by beating Boston University.
He also played three Hockey League games during his career and in Germany with Augsburger Panther in 2022-23 before agreeing to join Nottingham for this season.
A 29-year-old ice hockey midfielder who died after a “sudden accident” during the Challenge Cup match between Nottingham Panthers and Sheffield Steelers on Saturday night has been named.
Adam Johnson, from Minnesota in the United States, died when he appeared to have a severe cut to his neck during a game at Sheffield Arena.