By: Mike Sullivan
@mikesullivan

By now, you’ve probably heard of the Jordan Leopold recruiting story that took place yesterday.

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Leopold is a 34-year-old defenseman for the Columbus Blue Jackets, and he will be an unrestricted free agent this summer. He’s been separated from his family since he was acquired on Nov. 15 from the St. Louis Blues for a fifth-round pick in 2016.

His 10-year-old daughter Jordyn sent a handwritten letter to the Wild’s coaches asking them to swing a deal to bring her father home.

It worked.

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On NHL trade deadline day yesterday, Leopold, was dealt to his home state Minnesota Wild for defenseman Justin Falk and a fifth-round pick in the 2015 draft.

After trading him to the Wild, Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen tweeted out Jordyn’s letter with the caption “It isn’t always just about business…”

In light of this, ESPN decided they would write their own recruiting letters to Ndamukong Suh.

The letters are from ESPN analysts, and former players, Mark Brunell, Jerome Bettis, and Jeff Saturday.

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Brunell is trying to draw Suh to Jacksonville, Bettis to Pittsburgh, and Saturday to the Colts.