Police in England have made an arrest following the death of a former Penguins Player.
Forward Adam Johnson suffered a fatal neck injury from an opposing player during a game on October 28 while playing a game for the Nottingham Panthers.
That person was arrested on suspicion of manslaughter. He remains in police custody.
South Yorkshire Detective Chief Superintendent Becs Horsfall said in a statement: "Our investigation launched immediately following this tragedy and we have been carrying out extensive enquiries ever since to piece together the events which led to the loss of Adam in these unprecedented circumstances.
"We have been speaking to highly specialised experts in their field to assist in our enquiries and continue to work closely with the health and safety department at Sheffield City Council, which is supporting our ongoing investigation.
"Adam's death has sent shockwaves through many communities, from our local residents here in Sheffield to ice hockey fans across the world. We know these communities will expect us to handle this investigation with the same professionalism, fairness and sensitivity as any other and request that members of the public refrain from comment and speculation which could hinder this process. Our thoughts remain with all affected by this devastating incident as enquiries continue."
Johnson appeared in 13 NHL games with the Pens from 2018 through 2020.
The Penguins released the following statement, following Johnson’s death:
“The Pittsburgh Penguins join the entire hockey world in mourning the loss of Adam Johnson, whose life was tragically ended far too soon. We offer our deepest condolences to Adam’s family and friends, as well as all of Adam’s past and present teammates and coaches. Adam will always be a part of the Penguins family. It was our honor to watch him fulfill his dream of playing in the National Hockey League.”
Johnson has one goal and three assists in his 13 games with Pittsburgh.
Johnson’s family is asking for privacy at this time.