The death of American hockey player Adam Johnson has shocked the world. HOLR breaks down the freak accident, below.

Hockey Player Killed by Skate

American hockey player Adam Johnson was killed when he endured a skate to the neck during a game in England late last month between the Nottingham Panthers and Sheffield Steelers, noted here. In a harrowing video that has been making its rounds online, the incident was captured and left fans traumatized by what took place on the ice. The game was also abandoned once the incident took place.

TikTok user @dailymail describes the “horrific” incident below in this video:


Tragedy as American ice hockey star Adam Johnson dies aged 29 ‘after skate slashed his throat in freak accident during match’. #fyp #icehockey #nottinghampanthers #sheffieldsteelers #tragedy #rip

♬ original sound – Daily Mail

Hockey Player Died

Only 29 years old, Johnson suffered a fatal neck injury from a skate after being struck by Sheffield Steelers player Matt Petgrave during the game on Saturday, October 28, 2023. He was pronounced dead after being taken to hospital, noted here.

Johnson’s death is still reportedly being investigated.

Hockey Player Skate To Neck

This incident has sparked a widespread debate involving the importance and implementation of neck protection to ensure this does not happen to another player.

Published by HOLR Magazine.