The 11-year-old daughter of a defensive hockey player petitioned the front office of a local team to trade for her dad, and her request was granted. Jordyn Leopold, the daughter of Jordan Leopold, sent a letter to the front office of the Minnesota Wild asking for her dad to be traded to the team so he could be closer to his family.
General manager of the Colombus Blue Jackets, Jarmo Kekalainen, stated that the letter was revealed around the same time as the trade transaction was initiated. While he didn’t see the letter prior to the trade, he said he had been looking into getting Leopold back closer to his family.
Jordan Leopold has been a defensive hockey player since 2002. He had previously played college hockey for the University of Minnesota. Leopold is the father of four children, three girls and one boy.
This will mark Leopold’s first return to his home state since his college career. The d-man has played in Calgary, Colorado, St. Louis, Florida, Buffalo and Colombus.