Jordan Leopold's daughter celebrates his return
Jordyn 'happy and excited' following dad's hometown debut
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."
Jordan Leopold's 11-year-old daughter Jordyn wrote this letter before the trade, according to <a href="https://twitter.com/KFAN1003">@KFAN1003</a>. <a href="http://t.co/8RpWT9LpgL">pic.twitter.com/8RpWT9LpgL</a>—@ChadGraff
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.