The Nottingham Panthers are devastated to report that forward Mike Hammond has passed away.
Hammond, who played for the club last season, died last night in a car accident in Shawnigan in Canada.
The Panthers would like to send our thoughts to Mike’s family and friends at this very difficult time.
A spokesperson said:
‘Our thoughts too are with all his former team-mates and everyone at the club is thinking of Hammy and his family right now.
‘Rest in peace Mike – you will never be forgotten.
‘Hammond was a Great Britain international and joined the Panthers last summer from German side Hannover Scorpions.’