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.