Tony Twist

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Script error: The module returned a value. It is supposed to return an export table.Script error: The module returned a value. It is supposed to return an export table. Anthony Rory Twist (born May 9, 1968 in Sherwood Park, Alberta) is a former professional ice hockey player. He played left wing in the NHL for the St. Louis Blues and Quebec Nordiques, but was also a feared enforcer. He now is a co-host in post-game shows after Blues games on Fox Sports Midwest. Twist recently penned a foreword to the Ross Bernstein book The Code: The Unwritten Rules Of Fighting And Retaliation In The NHL. He also owned a chain of bars named Twister's Iron Bar Saloon, with locations in St. Charles and Ste. Genevieve Missouri. Currently he co-hosts "the Smash and Twist" show from 3pm to 6pm on 590 the Man in St. Louis.

Playing career[edit]

He was selected by the St. Louis Blues in the ninth round of the 1988 NHL Entry Draft, #177 overall. After skating with the Blues for the 1989–1990 season, he played four seasons with the Quebec Nordiques (later relocated to Colorado). He became a free agent in 1994 and returned to the Blues, playing there until July 1999, when he broke his pelvis in a motorcycle accident in St. Louis and was unable to resume his NHL career.[1]Known for his devastating punches, he battered many of the leagues top enforcers during his career.

Lawsuit against Todd McFarlane[edit]

In the Spawn comic book series, Todd McFarlane created a mob enforcer character named Antonio "Tony Twist" Twistelli,[2] who McFarlane acknowledged was named after Tony Twist. Twist won a $15 million verdict in 2004 when a St. Louis, Missouri jury found Todd McFarlane Productions had profited from Twist's likeness.[3] The verdict was upheld after two appeals in June 2006.[4] In 2007, Twist and McFarlane settled the lawsuit out of court for $5 million.[5][6]

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM +/- PP SH GW GP G A Pts PIM
1985–86 Prince George Spruce Kings PCJHL 42 32 20 52 162
1986–87 Saskatoon Blades WHL 64 0 8 8 181
1987–88 Saskatoon Blades WHL 55 1 8 9 226 10 1 1 2 6
1988–89 Peoria Rivermen IHL 67 3 8 11 312
1989–90 St. Louis Blues NHL 28 0 0 0 124 -2
1989–90 Peoria Rivermen IHL 36 1 5 6 200 5 0 2 2 8
1990–91 Peoria Rivermen IHL 38 2 10 12 244
1990–91 Quebec Nordiques NHL 24 0 0 0 104 -4
1991–92 Quebec Nordiques NHL 44 0 1 1 164 -3
1992–93 Quebec Nordiques NHL 34 0 2 2 64 0
1993–94 Quebec Nordiques NHL 49 0 4 4 101 -1
1994–95 St. Louis Blues NHL 28 3 0 3 89 0 1 1 0 0 0 6
1995–96 St. Louis Blues NHL 51 3 2 5 100 -1 1 10 1 1 2 16
1996–97 St. Louis Blues NHL 64 1 2 3 121 -8 6 0 0 0 0
1997–98 St. Louis Blues NHL 60 1 1 2 105 -4
1998–99 St. Louis Blues NHL 63 2 6 8 149 0 1 0 0 0 0
NHL totals 445 10 18 28 1121 -23 2 18 1 1 2 22

References[edit]

  1. ^ Legends of Hockey - Tony Twist
  2. ^ Antonio "Tony Twist" Twistelli comic book profile
  3. ^ Todd McFarlane Productions files for bankruptcy Script error: The module returned a value. It is supposed to return an export table.
  4. ^ Appeals court upholds $15M verdict for Twist
  5. ^ Tony Twist and Todd McFarlane Settle
  6. ^ Tony Twist and McFarlance: Over and Done With Script error: The module returned a value. It is supposed to return an export table.

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