Penguins Pay Tribute To Former Player Adam Johnson

Adam Johnson, a 29-year-old ice hockey player from the United States, was playing for the Nottingham Panthers against the Sheffield Steelers.

During a game for the Champions Cup on Saturday, Johnson got hurt when a skate cut his neck, and he had to be taken to the hospital.

Unfortunately, he passed away in the hospital.

Johnson was originally from Minnesota, and he had played in 13 games in the National Hockey League (NHL) with the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2019 and 2020.

To remember him and show respect, the Pittsburgh Penguins, his former team, put "AJ 47" stickers on their helmets.

Before their game on Monday, the Anaheim Ducks and the Penguins came together on the ice to pay tribute to Johnson.

They displayed a black-and-white picture of Johnson on the big screen and shone a white spotlight on the center of the ice.

They showed a video that included moments from Johnson's career, like his first NHL game in Nashville and his first goal in Minnesota.

Instead of a moment of silence, the Penguins asked the fans for one last cheer to honor Johnson. People in the stadium clapped, and players tapped their sticks on the ice.

In memory of Johnson, the Penguins started their third line in the game, and their coach, Mike Sullivan, expressed how tragic the loss was and what a great person Johnson was.

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