May 9, 1968 |
Sherwood Park, AB, CAN
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||235 lb (107 kg; 16 st 11 lb)|
|Played for||Quebec Nordiques
St. Louis Blues
|NHL Draft||177th overall, 1988
St. Louis Blues
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, and was a feared enforcer. 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 Imperial Missouri. Currently he co-hosts the Smash and Twist show on 590 the Fan in St. Louis.
He was selected by the St. Louis Blues in the ninth round of the 1988 NHL Entry Draft, No. 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.Known for his devastating punches, he battered many of the league's top enforcers during his career.
Lawsuit against Todd McFarlane
In the Spawn comic book series, Todd McFarlane created a mob enforcer character named Antonio "Tony Twist" Twistelli, 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. The verdict was upheld after two appeals in June 2006. In 2007, Twist and McFarlane settled the lawsuit out of court for $5 million.
|1985–86||Prince George Spruce Kings||PCJHL||42||32||20||52||162||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|1989–90||St. Louis Blues||NHL||28||0||0||0||124||-2||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|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|
- Legends of Hockey - Tony Twist
- Antonio "Tony Twist" Twistelli comic book profile
- Todd McFarlane Productions files for bankruptcy Archived June 22, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
- Appeals court upholds $15M verdict for Twist
- Tony Twist and Todd McFarlane Settle Archived 2011-02-11 at the Wayback Machine.
- Tony Twist and McFarlance: Over and Done With Archived February 22, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.