Adam Johnson Wiki – Adam Johnson Biography
Fans gathered Saturday at the Motorpoint Arena in Nottingham, England, to pay tribute to Adam Johnson, the American hockey player who died last week while playing for the Nottingham Panthers. Outside the stadium, fans laid out a colorful sea of flowers and, inside, they were invited to sign books of condolence on the ice carpet, the club said in a statement. At 8:20 p.m. local time a two-minute silence was held in Johnson’s memory, while the club said local mental health charities were also present “for those who want to have a conversation”. During the second period of the Panthers’ game against the Sheffield Steelers on October 28, Johnson appeared to suffer a serious injury after a collision with a Steelers player.
Adam Johnson was 29 years old.
Spectators were asked to leave the Utilita Arena in Sheffield and the match was immediately suspended, with the Panthers confirming the following day that Johnson had died “following a freak accident in the game”. He was 29 years old. In an online obituary, Johnson’s family remembered him as a “thoughtful, patient and genuinely authentic” person who “enjoyed the little everyday things.” The Nottingham Panthers have also launched the “Love for Hibbing and Hockey Memorial Fund” in memory of Johnson, which will support local charities selected by his family in his hometown of Hibbing, Minnesota, and has so far raised more than £54,000 ( $67,000). A jersey created in Johnson’s memory has “exceeded the highest level of demand ever seen for a hockey jersey in the UK,” the club said, adding that proceeds will be donated to the fundraiser. The Panthers play in England’s top league, the Elite Ice Hockey League, which announced that at all games this weekend there will be a minute of silence followed by a minute of applause in Johnson’s memory. A private funeral for Johnson will be held in Hibbing on Sunday before a “Celebration of Life” open to all on Monday, November 6.