During the 1990-91 season, Tom Laidlaw would fill in as the Kings’ color commentator alongside Nick Nickson in the Kings radio broadcast booth, which was the first season that the Kings did not do a television/radio simulcast.

Laidlaw played for the Kings from 1986-90 and spent four games with the Kings' IHL affiliate in Phoenix during the 1990-91 season before retiring and entering the broadcast booth. For his Kings career, Laidlaw finished scoring 5-40=45 in 195 games as defenseman, appearing in 21 postseason games, collecting 2-5=7.

Laidlaw started his career in New York, after being the Rangers sixth round selection, 93rd overall, in 1978. He would play the first six plus seasons of his career in the Big Apple before being dealt to the Kings with Bob Carpenter for Jeff Crossman, Marcel Dionne and Los Angeles' 3rd round choice in 1989.

For his career, which spanned 10 seasons in New York and Los Angeles, Laidlaw scored 25-139=164 in 705 games.

The Brampton, ON, Canada native, attended Northn Michigan University where he earned CCHA First All-Star Team honors in 1979 and 1980 and NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team honors in 1980.