Family Member of Adam Johnson Calls For Police to Serve Justice
BY JOSHUA NOVEMBER 1, 2023 (8:09 PM)
The 29-year-old died in a freak accident while playing for the Nottingham Panthers in the EIHL. During Sunday's game, his throat was cut and a carotid artery was severed.
The incident occurred when Sheffield Steelers' Matt Petgrave's skate cut Johnson's throat.
In spite of the fact that Johnson does not believe Petgrave's actions were intentional, she wants police to investigate what she calls his carless actions.
On Monday, South Yorkshire policy issued a statement saying that they were investigating the circumstances surrounding his death, called a "freak accident" by the Panthers.
After reviewing the scene multiple times, Kari deemed Petrgave's movements unnecessary after watching the game with Johnson's parents.
Kari felt the upwards kicking motion wasn't hockey and called it unnecessary.
Kari said she would have to accept the outcome of the investigation. Nevertheless, the EIHL will make neck guards mandatory after the tragedy.
From now on, neck guards will be mandatory for all hockey games in the EIHL, a move supported by Johnson's aunt.
He was going to finish his finance degree after hanging up his skates for good, according to Kari.
Before taking his talent overseas to Europe, Johnson spent two seasons in the Pittsburgh Penguins organization.
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