Police in England arrest man on suspicion of manslaughter after death of ex-NHL player

Police in Sheffield, England, say they have made an arrest in the death of hockey player Adam Johnson.

South Yorkshire Police said in a statement Tuesday a man has been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter and is in police custody.

The release did not name the suspect.

Johnson, a forward for the Nottingham Panthers of the Elite Ice Hockey League, had his neck cut by a skate blade during an Oct. 28 game against the Sheffield Steelers.

He was later pronounced dead in hospital. A post-mortem confirmed he died as a result of a fatal neck injury.

The 29-year-old Johnson, a native of Grand Rapids, Minn., appeared in 13 NHL games with the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2019 and 2020.

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