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The Nottingham Panthers will hold an evening to remember ice hockey star Adam Johnson, following his tragic death at the age of 29 last week.
Panthers star Johnson's throat was cut by Matt Petgrave's skate blade when he collided with the Sheffield Steelers player on Saturday.
The former NHL briefly stood up, bleeding profusely on to the ice, before collapsing again during the game.
The incident happened in front of 8,000 fans at the Utilita Arena Sheffield and the injury was so horrific it forced the game to be abandoned and left traumatised spectators in tears.
Now the Panthers have announced they will come together to remember Johnson.
Nottingham Panthers ice hockey player Adam Johnson died following a 'freak accident' during a match against Sheffield Steelers
The Panthers will hold an evening to remember the late ice hockey star on Saturday
'The Nottingham Panthers will come together on Saturday evening to remember Adam Johnson,' the team said in a statement on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter.
'Supporters of all clubs and the general public are invited to attend the Motorpoint Arena from 5:30pm to pay tribute to our #47.
'The arena bowl will be open and people will be invited onto the ice, which will be carpeted, to sign Books of Condolence.'
The Panthers' next three fixtures have all been postponed and the team has launched a fundraiser to raise money for the Love for Hibbing and Hockey Memorial Fund.
Almost £35,000 had been raised by Wednesday morning in support to local charities in the Johnson's hometown of Hibbing in Minnesota.
Johnson's tragic death has left the ice hockey world in a state of shock, with tributes pouring in from the NHL and his former club.
The Pittsburgh Penguins honoured Johnson prior to their games against the Anaheim Ducks on Monday night.