Sidney Crosby Gets Emotional Sharing Memories Of Adam Johnson

Published October 30, 2023 at 4:24 PM

Adam Johnson's tragic death shook the hockey world over the weekend and now some of his former teammates are speaking out.

Crosby Remembers Johnson Fondly

Penguins captain Sidney Crosby was with the team when Johnson played his short stint in the NHL over the 2018-19 and 2019-20 seasons. He was asked about Johnson ahead of his game tonight against the Ducks.

"It's something that we've all been thinking about. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and loved ones. Just a great guy, a great teammate, had an awesome attitude while he was here. Just genuinely happy to be playing in the NHL."

Crosby was also asked what memories stood out in particular for him and he shared a couple of cool moments.

"A few. I think his first goal, definitely. To see him score in his home state was pretty cool. And just the way he skated. There's some guys that, when you get out there with them, they can just flat out fly. He was one of them. He could motor out there. I remember skating with him for the first time, and that was the first thing that stood out."

Since Johnson's tragic accidental death there has been a movement to make neck protection mandatory across hockey. Some players have already started to wear them voluntarily while the EIHL issued a mandate making neck protectors mandatory starting December 31st. It is a rule that we could see come to the NHL and the league and the players association are reportedly discussing the topic.
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Sidney Crosby Gets Emotional Sharing Memories Of Adam Johnson

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