GOOD NEWS NHL Player Traded Closer to Home After Daughter Writes Emotional Letter
Shortly after veteran National Hockey League defenseman Jordan Leopold was traded from the Columbus Blue Jackets to the Minnesota Wild on Monday, a handwritten letter from Leopold's 11-year-old daughter surfaced.
Jordyn Leopold's emotional letter, addressed to the Wild coaches, said that her father was lonely in Ohio without her, her mother and her three siblings.
She pleaded for the team to trade for her father so he could return to his family in Minnesota.
"It has been since November and we cannot take it anymore," Jordyn wrote. "Can you guys please, please, please ask the [Blue] Jackets if you guys can get him!"
Jordyn's letter was reportedly written back in January. Although her mother, Jamie Leopold, didn't pass it on the Wild, she did post it to Facebook.
Hours before the trade deadline Monday, the letter was going viral.
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Jordyn got her wish Monday when her father was traded to the Wild for defenseman Justin Falk and a fifth-round pick in the 2015 NHL Draft.
Blue Jackets General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen gave a nod to the role the letter may have played in the trade when he tweeted, "It isn't always just about business."
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