Daughter who misses her NHL player dad writes letter asking for trade for him

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Jordan Leopold. Photo courtesy: Columbus Blue Jackets

Jordan Leopold. Photo courtesy: Columbus Blue Jackets

Here’s something that was posted on Twitter Monday … a screen-grab of a letter written by the 11-year-old daughter of NHL defenseman Jordan Leopold.

The player started the season with the St. Louis Blues and was then traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets in November.

But 11-year-old Jordyn and the rest of her family have been living in Minnesota, and they miss their dad. So, she wrote a letter to the Minnesota Wild asking the coaches to make a trade for her dad.

The letter was never sent to the Wild, but the good news from trading deadline day is that Jordan Leopold is joining the Wild anyway.

Minnesota traded Justin Falk and a fifth-round draft choice for the veteran defenseman.

“The deal was done already when we saw it, almost simultaneously I guess, but that’s a touching letter,” Columbus General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen said, according to the Blue Jackets’ website. “He’s a great pro. We wanted to do the right thing with Jordan Leopold. That’s what we had talked about the whole time, we knew that his family was in Minnesota. There is a human side, believe it or not, to our business. I think that it’s great that he can go home, join his family. I see that letter and it’s really touching.”