Tom Laidlaw:

Tom Laidlaw has been a leading agent for both National Hockey League and Europe-based players for two decades. With his numerous hockey contacts, Laidlaw specializes in finding the right team fits for his clients. His Laidlaw Sports Management business in Rye, N.Y. offers players a full service program, including contract negotiation, likeness marketing, career counseling and tax service referrals. 

Laidlaw formed Post Game Strategies in 2008. The firm specializes in Raising Private Capital and Providing Customized Financial Advisory Services for a knowledgeable and demanding clientele. Post Game Strategies has unique access and long-standing relationships with many of the world’s largest private equity funds, public sector pension funds and endowments, and leading venture capital funds.

Before entering the business world, Laidlaw was a NHL defenseman for 10 seasons with the New York Rangers and Los Angeles Kings from 1980-81 to 1989-90. He served briefly as captain of the Rangers and served as an alternate captain with the Kings when Wayne Gretzky was on the team in the late 1980s.  In the 2009 Book, 100 Ranger Greats by Russ Cohen, John Halligan and Adam Raider, tough, stay-at-home defenseman Laidlaw was ranked at No. 87 among all players who wore the Rangers’ sweater.

Laidlaw also made the Central College Hockey Association’s all-decade team for his standout career at Northern Michigan University. Laidlaw, a speech major, was a member the first freshmen class recruited for the new hockey program at Northern Michigan in 1976. Four years later he was captain of the Wildcats squad that advanced to the NCAA Final. No college hockey program has reached the final quicker than Laidlaw’s Wildcats.

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