National Hockey League player Jordan Leopold is headed to his home state of Minnesota to play for the Minnesota Wild — and perhaps, he can thank his daughter.
Leopold played for both the St. Louis Blues and Columbus Blue Jackets this past season, forcing him to be away from his family for long periods of time.
One day, his 11-year-old daughter Jordyn finally had enough and penned a letter to the Minnesota Wild requesting they bring her dad home.
Leopold's 11 Year old daughter wrote the @MNWild a letter pleading for trade...AND IT WORKED! http://t.co/C4ctmymTZp http://t.co/Nkvrm59X4C— KFAN1003 (@KFAN1003) 1425324609.0
"My name is Jordyn Leopold. My dad is Jordan Leopold of the Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman. Well my Dad is very lonely without his family," she wrote. "We are living in Minnesota right now and I am lost without my dad and so is my mom, my 2 sisters, and my bother."
"Can you please, please, please ask the jackets if you guys can get him!" she concluded.
On Monday, it was announced that Leopold was acquired by the Minnesota Wild.
Jordan Leopold to MIN from CBJ.— Bob McKenzie (@Bob McKenzie) 1425323680.0
As Bleacher Report noted, it's unlikely the letter was the reason the deal went through, but it certainly makes for a happy ending.
(H/T: Bleacher Report)
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