Hockey is a small and tight-knit community, so it wasn’t at all surprising to learn that there were connections between Detroit Red Wings players and former Pittsburgh Penguins forward Adam Johnson.
Johnson, who died Saturday in a tragic accident when his throat was cut by a skate during a game playing pro hockey in England with the Nottingham Panthers, was a former teammate of three players in the Detroit organization.
The Ontario Reign honoured Adam Johnson by naming him first star following their win against Abbotsford. Johnson played for the Reign from 2020-22. 🙏
— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) October 30, 2023
Most recently, he teamed up with current Red Wings center Joe Veleno while the two were playing for Malmo of the SHL during the 2019-20 season. Johson was also a teammate of injured Red Wings forward Matt Luff with the AHL’s Ontario Reign. In Pittsburgh and with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the AHL, he skated alongside current Grand Rapids Griffins forward Zach Aston-Reese.
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Red Wings Next Game
Detroit will be taking an 0-2-1 record over the last three games to Long Island, where the Red Wings will be facing the New York Islanders on Monday. The Red Wings are 0-5-2 in the last seven road games against the Islanders.
Boston: Armed with a new eight-year, $90-million contract, Boston Bruins forward David Pastrnak isn’t resting on his laurels. He’s counted eight goals in eight games this season.
Montreal: Looking at trade options for the Montreal Canadiens.
Florida: Injured defensemen Brandon Montour and Aaron Ekblad are back practicing with the Florida Panthers.
— Buffalo Hockey Moments (@SabresPlays) October 29, 2023
Buffalo: Sabres defenseman Rasmus Dahlin is chasing a club record held by Hall of Famer Phil Housley.
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San Jose: Going winless in October, the San Jose Sharks are off to a franchise-worst 0-8-1 record.
Colorado: Colorado Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog gave an update on his condition. He was also discussing the obstacles he’ll be facing while attempting to return from knee cartilage transplant surgery.
Chicago: The Chicago Blackhawks are excited by what they’re seeing in the development of top goaltending prospect Drew Commesso.
Nashville: With a victory over Toronto, the Nashville Predators are winners of three of their last four games.
New Jersey: The New Jersey Devils are placing defenseman Colin Miller on IR and recalling center Justin Dowling from AHL Utica.
Islanders: New York Islanders forward Kyle Palmieri has seven points in seven games.
Pittsburgh: Is head coach Mike Sullivan feeling the heat over the lackluster start of the Pittsburgh Penguins?
Washington: All of a sudden, the Washington Capitals are riding a three-game winning streak.
Philadelphia: With eight goals on 29 shots, Philadelphia Flyers forward Travis Konecny is displaying a shooting percentage of 27.9%.