The NHL trade deadline came and went on Monday, with dozens of players shuffling around the league. Most players' families dread getting the "phone call" on deadline day. It's very stressful to say the least. But for one little girl in Minnesota, all she wanted was for her father to be traded.
10-year-old Jordyn Leopold wanted her dad to come back to Minnesota so bad, that she sent a letter to the Minnesota Wild GM and coaches asking them to trade for her father, Jordan Leopold, who was playing for the Columbus Blue Jackets in Ohio. "We can't take it anymore," she said in the letter.
You have to see the letter she wrote to the Minnesota Wild GM and coaches. It's so adorable that I can't even handle it.
This Jordyn's letter to the Minnesota Wild:
The letter reads:
Dear Minnesota Wild Coaches,
My name is jordyn Leopold. My Dad is jordan Leopold one of the Columbus blue jackets Defenseman. Well my Dad is very lonly without his family. We are living in Minnesota right now and I am lost without my dad and so is my mom, My 2 sisters, and my brother. My Dad is on a team with young Guys and is very lonly and is not playing because they needed a Dman. It has been since November and We can not take it any more. Well to get to the point the Wild have not been winning Games and you lovly coaches are most likley mad about that but your team need's some more D men so can you please, please, please ask the jackets if you Guys can get him!
Love jordyn Leopold :)
Guess what? The letter worked. Even though staff for the Wild didn't see the letter beforehand, they made a trade that brought Leopold to the Wild and both parties couldn't be happier. Leopold told reporters:
"It is what it is, it's a good story and I'm happy the media spun it the right way because really, in the end, this business is hard on families," Leopold said. "It really is. Myself, with the experiences I've had over the years, it's been crazy.
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Here's more on the letter from Leopold, as told to NHL.com:
"She was writing a little bit persuasively at school and thought it was a good idea to write a persuasive letter," Leopold said. "That was something our family shared, ended up putting it on Facebook. Friends and family saw it and some other wives through the years that can relate to it, it definitely has some sentiment. I actually told my wife maybe she should take that off before deadline, but it ended up staying on and going out there."