Extremely classy move by Adam Johnson’s team following his tragic death

Extremely classy move by Adam Johnson’s team following his tragic death

That’s amazing.



So much has been said about the death of Nottingham Panthers forward Adam Johnson, a former players of the Pittsburgh Penguins’ organization, who had his throat cut by a skate during a game against the Sheffield Steelers on Saturday. He was immediately taken to hospital. The Panthers then announced to the hockey world the next day that Johnson, just 29 years old, had died.

The incident has been seen by some, commented by many when news emerged that Johnson died after his throat was slit by an errant skate blade in a collision with Sheffield Steelers defenseman Matt Petgrave.

The graphic details of the incident and the mourning shared online has taken a toll on fans and players, especially the ones that had once played with Johnson and his teammates in Nottingham.
Some light amidst these dark times in that, in memory of Johnson, fans are now able to purchase a number 47 puck in the Nottingham Panthers shop.

All profits from this product will go directly to Johnson’s family during this difficult time. This is what has been written in the description of the puck when you go on the web page to make the purchase:

“Adam, our number 47, was not only an outstanding ice hockey player, but also a great teammate and an incredible person with his whole life ahead of him. The Club will dearly miss him and will never ever forget him.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Adam’s loved ones during this challenging time.

* Black puck
* White logo print
* All profits from the sale of this product will go to Adam’s family.”

This is not the only classy move made in the hockey world following the death of Jonshnon. On Monday night, tributes were paid at the game between the Penguins - where Johnson previously played - and the Anaheim Ducks at the PPG Paints Arena. Before puck drop, members of both teams stood together on the ice and there were cheers from the crowd in memory of Johnson. The Pens also wore an “AJ 47” label on their helmets.

The Panthers however want to provide direct help to Johnson’s family and you can contribute by clicking the link above and getting the number 47 puck in memory of Adam. They have also launched an official fundraising page “with the permission of Adam’s family”. Money raised will support charitable activities in Johnson’s home city of Hibbing, Minnesota.

The Panthers have also invited people to attend a memorial event at their home stadium on Saturday.

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