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Jordan Leopold's daughter celebrates his return

An 11-year-old girl watched from the stands Tuesday night as her dad, Jordan Leopold, made his debut with the Minnesota Wild after a letter helped broker a trade-deadline deal to reunite her family.

Jordyn 'happy and excited' following dad's hometown debut

Jordyn Leopold enjoyed watching her father's debut with her hometown Minnesota Wild on Tuesday night. (Minnesota Wild/Facebook)

The feel-good story of Monday's NHL trade deadline was the heartwarming letter from a young girl that aided in defenceman Jordan Leopold's return to Minnesota. 

His daughter Jordyn sent a plea to the Wild's front office prior to deadline day sharing her wish to have her father come home. 

It was a happy ending for the Leopold family, who had been separated since November while the 34-year-old veteran played in Columbus. The Wild spoke to the 11-year-old after her dad's hometown debut against the Ottawa Senators. 

Jordyn doesn't believe the letter had a huge impact on the decision for the trade, but she thinks it could have played a small role and she simply "thought the letter might work."

The eldest of four children is clearly looking forward to having her father around more, while the Wild are trying to make a push for the playoffs. The Leopolds will be busy in the coming months. 

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