Report: Greg Johnson’s death was a suicide

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

According to the Detroit News, former hockey player Greg Johnson’s death was a suicide. He was found by his wife on July 8th.

Johnson was 48.

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Kristin, his wife, found the Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada native in the couple’s baseman. The police report, according to the story, indicated that a gun, along with a single bullet, were near his body.

While the authorities are saying it’s a suicide, the Oakland County Medical Examiner have not released any findings.

“We couldn’t believe it,” said Tom Laidlaw, Johnson’s longtime agent, who declined to discuss the specifics surrounding Johnson’s death.

The police report said there was no suicide note. His wife told the authorities that he suffered from multiple concussions in his career.

She also said that she did not see any signs of depression, according to the story.

Johnson was the second-round pick by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 1989 NHL Draft. He never played for the Flyers in his career.

He played seven seasons for the Nashville Predators. He played three plus seasons with the Detroit Red Wings. He also played a year and a half with the Pittsburgh Penguins.

The Center also spent one season with the Chicago Blackhawks.

In his career, he appeared in 502 games. He had 93 goals and 145 assists for 238 points. He also had a -52 +/- and 213 PIM.

Seventy-three goals were even strength goals. He also had nine power play goals and 11 short-handed goals.

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