Brampton Native Ex-NHL Defenceman Will Be The First Canadian On Survivor
Brampton-born Tom Laidlaw is making history as the first Canadian on Survivor.
The former NHL defenceman will be on the 39th season of the show. He played 11 seasons in the NHL with the New York Rangers and Los Angeles Kings from 1980-1990.
Laidlaw now has his own sports management company, Laidlaw Sports Management, in New York though he lives in Greenwich, Connecticut.
The sportsman is now making a new name for himself on the popular American reality television show Survivor. The reality show takes a group of contestants and puts them on a stranded island in a remote location with a little more than the clothes on their backs. The lone survivor of the show takes home a million dollars.
The show expanded to accept Canadians mid-2018.
On the Survivor cast page, the 60-year-old explains that he loves watching Survivor, anything fitness and challenges.
"I know how to build an alliance and win challenges and then do whatever it takes to win," says Laidlaw.
When asked which contestant he is similar to, he states Ben the Marine because he did whatever he had to do to win.
Laidlaw describes himself as disciplined, dedicated and stubborn.
"I get up every morning at 3:30 a.m. My bed is made perfectly before I leave the room every day. At 4 a.m I am out the door on my morning March. At 4:30 a.m I am back in preparing to go to the gym," says the sportsman. "Fitness, motivation, discipline, dedication, passion and integrity are not just words I read about, but words I live my life by."
Will you be watching Tom Laidlaw on Survivor?