Several Ex-NHLers Believe Adam Johnson's Death Was Deliberate

Published October 30, 2023 at 6:49 PM

Adam Johnson's death this weekend was felt throughout the hockey world.

Former Pros Share Opinions On Johnson's Death

Now, some former NHL players are saying that they believe the incident wasn't just a freak accident. Chris Therrien, former NHL defenseman with over 700 games played in the world's best league, has stated that he believes the play was 100% intentional.

"After seeing the incident involving Adam Johnson, that bush league needs to shut down for investigation immediately. I was appalled and sickened by what I saw. It looked intentional. It was a Kung fu kick. My eyes are not lying; tell me I'm wrong."

Another former NHL defenseman replied to Therrien on X, stopping short of calling it intentional, but noting that is is suspicious.

As reported by NHL insider Greg Wyshynski, the incident is in fact under investigation by British police.

Hockey World Aims To Prevent Further Tradgedies

The incident has sparked a debate in the hockey world about player safety. One thing we can all agree on is that this cannot happen again. One way to prevent history from repeating itself would be to enforce mandatory neck protection in all leagues. The EIHL has already made this rule change which will go into effect December 31st due to anticipated supply chain issues.

Some players have already taken it upon themselves to wear neck protection but so far, no rule has been issued for the NHL or any associated leagues.

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Several Ex-NHLers Believe Adam Johnson's Death Was Deliberate

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