Jordyn Leopold, daughter of NHL player Jordan Leopold, missed her father (who played for a team in a different city) so much that she had to intervene — and she did.
The 11-year-old lives in Minnesota with her mother and siblings and wrote a letter back in January to the NHL's Minnesota Wild, asking them to consider taking her father in, FOX reports. He had been playing with the Columbus, Ohio Blue Jackets since November.
"Well my dad is very lonely without his family," she wrote, adding that the team hasn't been winning games and that a needed defensemen like her dad could do the trick. "Please, please, please, ask the Jackets if you guys can get him."
Jordan's wife, Jamie Leopold, told FOX that her daughter posted the letter to Facebook in January and it has spread since then. Luckily, just in time.
Hours before the trade deadline, the Jackets' General Manager agreed to trade her father to Wild back home in Minnesota.
"He's a great pro. We wanted to do the right thing with Jordan Leopold," GM Jarmo Kekalainen told the Blue Jackets. "That's what we had talked about the whole time, we knew that his family was in Minnesota. There is a human side, believe it or not, to our business."
Thanks to Jordyn's successful letter (below), that is now very apparent.