Tom Laidlaw

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Tom Laidlaw
Born (1958-04-15) April 15, 1958 (age 58)
Brampton, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 215 lb (98 kg; 15 st 5 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Played for New Haven Nighthawks
New York Rangers
Los Angeles Kings
Phoenix Roadrunners
NHL Draft 93rd overall, 1978
New York Rangers
Playing career 1979–1991

Thomas John Laidlaw (born April 15, 1958) is a retired Canadian ice hockey defenceman.[1][2]

Laidlaw started his National Hockey League career with the New York Rangers in 1980, arriving from Northern Michigan University.[1] He also played for the Los Angeles Kings.[2] He left the NHL after the 1990 season.[3] He played 1 season for the Phoenix Roadrunners of the IHL before retiring from hockey. Afterward, he became the colour commentator on Kings' radio broadcasts.[4] He currently runs a sports management company[5] in Rye Brook, New York.[6]

In the book 100 Ranger Greats by Russ Cohen, John Halligan, and Adam Raider, the authors ranked Laidlaw No. 87 on the all-time list of New York Rangers.[7]

Laidlaw is part of ONE World Sports hockey broadcasting team, serving as a color commentator.

Awards and honours[edit]

Chingauuacousy Township Section 'A' Novice Champions [Bramalea Merchants] 1967-68 [8]
All-CCHA First Team 1978-79 [9]
All-CCHA First Team 1979-80 [9]
All-NCAA All-Tournament Team 1980 [10]


  1. ^ a b Allen, Kevin (2 December 2010). "College hockey becoming bigger pipeline to NHL". USA Today. Retrieved 15 December 2010. 
  2. ^ a b Springer, Steve (22 November 1990). "Promising defence Is One Thing, Delivering It Puts Kings on Track". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 15 December 2010. 
  3. ^ Allen, Kevin (12 October 1999). "Keeping NHL mayhem in check Key could be building more r-e-s-p-e-c-t". USA Today. Retrieved 15 December 2010. Laidlaw, who retired in 1990, saw the game changing even when he was playing. 
  4. ^ "Kings Hit an Early Bump in Road to the Cup, 6-5 NHL playoffs: Canucks score three times in third period, erasing a 5-3 lead in series opener. Courtnall has three goals and sets up the winner.". Los Angeles Times. 5 April 1991. Retrieved 15 December 2010. 
  5. ^ Dowbiggin, Bruce (2003). Money players: how hockey's greatest stars beat the NHL at its own game. M&S. p. 118. ISBN 978-1-55199-056-9. 
  6. ^ "Agent Details - Tom Laidlaw". National Hockey League Players' Association. Retrieved 15 December 2010. 
  7. ^ Russ Cohen; John Halligan, Adam Raider, Sam (FRW) Rosen (2009). 100 Ranger Greats. John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 978-0-470-73619-7. Retrieved 15 December 2010.  Cite uses deprecated parameter |coauthors= (help)
  8. ^ Bramalea Guardian circa 1967
  9. ^ a b "CCHA All-Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 19, 2013. 
  10. ^ "NCAA Frozen Four Records" (PDF). Retrieved 2013-06-19. 

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