GOOD NEWS 'He's Home for Good': Wish Comes True for NHLer's Daughter
National Hockey League defenseman Jordan Leopold's daughter had enough of her father playing for a team so far away from home. So she wrote a letter addressed to the nearby Minnesota Wild, asking them to trade for her dad.
Jordyn Leopold's emotional letter, addressed to the Wild coaches, explained that her father was lonely playing in Ohio for the Columbus Blue Jackets, far away from her, her mother and her three siblings. She pleaded for the team to trade for him, 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!"
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Jordyn got her wish last week when her father was traded to the Wild for defenseman Justin Falk and a fifth-round pick in the 2015 NHL Draft.
Leopold, his wife Jamie and Jordyn joined Elisabeth Hasselbeck on "Fox and Friends" this morning to explain how Jordyn's wish came true.
"My dad's a big part of my life and it was just hard for me to live without him for a long period of time," Jordyn explained. "It's great. It's a really big opportunity to have dad home and to have him forever."
Jamie explained that when she saw Jordyn's letter on the kitchen counter, she posted it to Facebook for friends and family. She was surprised when the heartfelt request went viral.
Leopold said that when he read his daughter's letter, he was in "instant tears."
He added that it was just a coincidence that he was traded to a team so close to home.
"It's really special," Jordyn said. "I'm really excited that he's home for good."
Watch the feel-good clip from "Fox and Friends" above.