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Adam Robert Johnson (June 22, 1994 – October 28, 2023) was an American professional ice hockey forward. He played 13 games in the National Hockey League with the Pittsburgh Penguins during the 2018–19 and 2019–20 seasons. He also played in Europe with the Malmö Redhawks, Augsburger Panther, and Nottingham Panthers.
Johnson died after his neck was cut by an opposing player’s skate blade in an on-ice collision, causing him to bleed out.

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On October 28, 2023, before 8,000 spectators at Utilita Arena against the Sheffield Steelers, Johnson’s throat was cut by the skate of Steelers’ player Matt Petgrave during an on-ice collision at the 35th minute of the game. A video of the incident showed Petgrave’s left skate kick up towards Johnson as he began to fall after colliding with another Panthers player. After the impact, Johnson attempted to skate to the team bench while bleeding out, before collapsing on the ice. As paramedics tended to his injury, other players locked arms to form a protective ring around him. Later, protective sheets were raised, players returned to the locker rooms, and spectators were asked to leave the arena. Johnson was transferred to Sheffield’s Northern General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. He was 29 years old. News of Johnson’s death was withheld until the following morning while Johnson’s relatives were alerted.

In response to Johnson’s death, the EIHL suspended all games scheduled for October 29. Leagues and teams worldwide issued statements mourning Johnson’s death and held pre-game ceremonies in his honor. A fan fundraising campaign to support Johnson’s family surpassed its initial goal of £5,000 within a few hours and its adjusted goal of £10,000 the same day. Following Johnson’s death, hundreds of fans assembled outside Nottingham Arena, home rink of the Panthers, alongside Panthers players and staff to lay flowers and other tributes in a makeshift memorial. Moments of silence were also held across the NHL.

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Former NHL player Sean Avery assessed the alleged kick as intentional, but not an attempt at murder. Johnson’s teammate Westin Michaud speculated that Petgrave’s actions “were unintentional and anyone suggesting otherwise is mistaken”.[34] In a statement on X, the Nottingham Panthers speculated Johnson’s death was the result of a “freak accident”.

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The South Yorkshire Police opened an investigation into the death. In England, an act which can reasonably be expected to cause grievous bodily harm to a person but results in their death can constitute murder; in such a case, a lesser constructive manslaughter charge is also available to prosecutors. An autopsy report confirmed that Johnson died from the wound to his neck.
On November 14, 17 days after the incident, South Yorkshire Police announced the arrest of a man on suspicion of manslaughter in Johnson’s death. The suspect was released on police bail.

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