Nottingham Panthers affirm they may RETIRE Adam Johnson’s 47 jersey
- Nottingham Panthers introduced they may retire Adam Johnson’s jersey quantity
- Johnson’s No 47 jersey has been retired in tribute following his dying final month
- The heart had beforehand featured for the Pittsburgh Penguins within the NHL
Nottingham Panthers have introduced that they may are retiring their No 47 jersey as a tribute to Adam Johnson following his dying from an on-ice collision.
Johnson was pronounced useless after his throat was slashed with an ice-skate throughout a recreation towards Sheffield Steelers final month.
The information was introduced in a publish on the Panthers’ social media.
‘We are humbled to announce that we are going to be retiring Adam Johnson’s #47 jersey. Forever our 47.’
The Panthers took to the ice for the primary time for the reason that October 28 fixture on Saturday in a memorial recreation towards the Manchester Storm on the Motorpoint Arena.
Nottingham Panthers have introduced they may retire Adam Johnson’s No 47 jersey following his dying final month
The former Pittsburgh Penguins participant died after an on-ice collision throughout a recreation final month
The Panthers took to the ice for the primary time for the reason that deadly incident on Saturday in a memorial recreation towards the Manchester Storm
Players 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.
Outside the sector followers laid wreaths, flowers and jerseys to pay tribute to Johnson, who joined the crew from German facet Augsburger Panther this summer season.
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 for the reason that incident, however in keeping with reviews has been left ‘completely distraught’ and had additionally acquired ‘vile messages’ from trolls on social media.