- Nottingham Panthers introduced they’ll retire Adam Johnson’s jersey quantity
- Johnson’s No 47 jersey has been retired in tribute following his dying final month
- The middle had beforehand featured for the Pittsburgh Penguins within the NHL
Nottingham Panthers have introduced that they’ll are retiring their No 47 jersey as a tribute to Adam Johnson following his dying from an on-ice collision.
Johnson was pronounced lifeless after his throat was slashed with an ice-skate throughout a recreation towards Sheffield Steelers final month.
The information was introduced in a post on the Panthers’ social media.
‘We’re humbled to announce that we’ll be retiring Adam Johnson’s #47 jersey. Endlessly our 47.’
The Panthers took to the ice for the primary time because the October 28 fixture on Saturday in a memorial recreation towards the Manchester Storm on the Motorpoint Area.
Nottingham Panthers have introduced they’ll retire Adam Johnson’s No 47 jersey following his dying final month
The previous Pittsburgh Penguins participant died after an on-ice collision throughout a recreation final month
The Panthers took to the ice for the primary time because the deadly incident on Saturday in a memorial recreation towards the Manchester Storm
Gamers from each groups got here collectively to pay their respects to Johnson earlier than the sport, with followers contained in the venue applauding within the forty seventh minute as a tribute to his shirt quantity.
Exterior the world followers laid wreaths, flowers and jerseys to pay tribute to Johnson, who joined the workforce from German aspect Augsburger Panther this summer time.
South Yorkshire Police have launched an investigation into Johnson’s ‘tragic and unprecedented’ dying however said that because of the ‘complicated nature’ of the incident, a ‘wider investigation will take a while.’
Police had additionally referred to the incident as a ‘freak accident’.
The participant who collided with Johnson, Matt Petgrave, in the meantime, has not been seen publicly because the incident, however in keeping with experiences has been left ‘completely distraught’ and had additionally acquired ‘vile messages’ from trolls on social media.