Wild's Leopold accepting if NHL career has run its course

BY foxsports • July 28, 2015

Jordan Leopold might need his daughter to write another letter if the veteran defenseman wishes to remain in the NHL.

In one of the league's feel-good stories last season, Leopold was shuffled to the Minnesota Wild at the trade deadline after his 11-year-old daughter Jordyn put pen to paper and asked if her father could play closer to home.

"I wish it were that easy," the 34-year-old Leopold told the Star Tribune on Monday. "... This is the latest I've ever waited to see if I'm playing or not. After doing this for 13 years, it's been a great experience. If it doesn't end up working out, then it doesn't work out. I can't say I haven't been there or done that. I've seen it all."

Leopold, who played collegiately at Minnesota and is a Twin Cities native, is an unrestricted free agent and unlikely to return to the Wild this season. The veteran collected one goal and three assists while playing in 43 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets, St. Louis Blues and Minnesota in 2014-15.

(h/t Star Tribune)

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