Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Tony Twist
Left-winger Tony Twist has been a part time grinder and enforcer since entering the league in 1989-90. He was tough battler in the corners as well as a reliable checker.

Born in Sherwood Park, Alberta, Twist played junior hockey with the Saskatoon Blades of the WHL. He was selected 177th overall by the St. Louis Blues in 1988 and made his pro debut with the IHL's Peoria Rivermen. Apart from a 28-game stint with St. Louis in 1989-90, the pugnacious forward spent most of his time in the IHL.

In February 1991, Twist was traded to the Quebec Nordiques where he was a part-time grinder and enforcer for three and a half years. In August 1994, Twist was signed as a free agent by St. Louis where new coach Mike Keenan planned to ice a more aggressive team. The veteran forward played four years with the Blues before retiring in 1998.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1984-85 Prince George Kings Minor-BC
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 1 1 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 0 0 0 6
1995-96 St. Louis Blues NHL 51 3 2 5 100 -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
1999-00 St. Louis Blues NHLMGNT
NHL Totals 445 10 18 28 1121 18 1 1 2 22


Traded to Quebec by St. Louis with Herb Raglan and Andy Rymsha for Darin Kimble, February 4, 1991. Signed as a free agent by St. Louis, August 16, 1994.
Missed entire 1999-2000 due to injuries suffered in motorcycle accident, July, 1999.