AHL Team Honours Adam Johnson Following His Passing

Published October 30, 2023 at 11:23
BY AUSTIN SABOURIN
Sunday became a day of deep reflection for the hockey community, a collective mourning in the wake of the loss of former NHL player Adam Johnson.

Johnson's tragic passing resulted from a freak accident that occurred during an EIHL game in England on Saturday, a somber reminder of the inherent risks in the game.

Throughout the entirety of Sunday, an outpouring of tributes cascaded from every corner of the hockey world, particularly from those who shared the ice with Johnson in his earlier career.

One such tribute emerged from the AHL's Ontario Reign, who, after their victory over the Abbotsford Canucks, paid a touching homage to Johnson. In a poignant moment, they named him the first star of the night and, as a united team, retook the ice to carefully place his jersey on a stool at the center, symbolizing his enduring presence.


"The @ontarioreign honored Adam Johnson with the 1st star Sunday night. Johnson spent parts of 2 seasons with the Reign."


Adam Johnson left an indelible mark during his time with the Ontario Reign, featuring in 42 games over the 2020-21 and 2021-22 seasons after his return from playing in Sweden.

Our deepest condolences and thoughts continue to be with the family and friends of Adam Johnson during this profoundly challenging period.

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