Adam Johnson’s team-mates pay an emotional tribute to the former ice hockey star as Nottingham Panthers hold a memorial game after his death… with players and thousands of fans celebrating ‘remarkable person’

Adam Johnson’s Nottingham Panthers team-mates have paid an emotional tribute to the former ice hockey star in their first match since his tragic death.

Johnson, 29, died after an opposing player’s skate slashed his neck during a game in Sheffield on October 28. A man has been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter.

The Panthers took to the ice at the Motorpoint Arena on Saturday to stage a memorial game and ‘celebrate the life of Adam and the remarkable person he was’.

A tribute to Johnson was held before the game and the 10,000 spectators inside the venue will rise to applaud in the 47th minute, a nod to Johnson’s number.

The crowd chanted Johnson’s name and clapped as both teams formed a circle around the halfway line. The players then banged their sticks against the ice. 

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