Keith Acton

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Keith Acton
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Acton at the 2014 Edmonton Oilers training camp
Born (1958-04-15) April 15, 1958 (age 56)
Stouffville, ON, CAN
Height 5 ft 8 in (173 cm)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Left
Played for NHL
Montreal Canadiens
Minnesota North Stars
Edmonton Oilers
Philadelphia Flyers
Washington Capitals
New York Islanders
AHL
Nova Scotia Voyageurs
Hershey Bears
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 103rd overall, 1978
Montreal Canadiens
Playing career 1978–1995

Keith Edward Acton (born April 15, 1958) is a Canadian retired professional ice hockey centre who played 15 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) with the Montreal Canadiens, Minnesota North Stars, Edmonton Oilers, Philadelphia Flyers, Washington Capitals and New York Islanders between 1980 and 1994. He is an associate coach with the Edmonton Oilers,[1] and was formerly an assistant coach with the Columbus Blue Jackets Philadelphia Flyers, the New York Rangers, and Toronto Maple Leafs (2001–2011).[2][3]

Playing career[edit]

Acton was selected 103rd overall by the Montreal Canadiens in the 1978 NHL Amateur Draft. He began his NHL career on Montreal's fourth line but his productive play soon earned him a promotion to the first line, where he centered all-stars Steve Shutt and Guy Lafleur. He became known as one of the best faceoff men in the NHL.[4] His most productive NHL season came in 1981–82 when he registered 88 points in 78 games with Montreal. He won a Stanley Cup in 1988 as a member of the Edmonton Oilers.

Family[edit]

Acton's son, Will, is also a hockey player. He was a member of the American Hockey League Toronto Marlies in 2011–12 and is now a player for the of the Vancouver Canucks of the NHL.[5]

Awards and achievements[edit]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1974–75 Wexford Raiders OPJHL 43 23 29 52 46
1975–76 Peterborough Petes OMJHL 35 9 17 26 30
1976–77 Peterborough Petes OMJHL 65 52 69 121 93 4 1 4 5 6
1977–78 Peterborough Petes OMJHL 68 42 86 128 52 21 10 8 18 16
1977–78 Peterborough Petes M-Cup 3 0 1 1 0
1978–79 Nova Scotia Voyageurs AHL 79 15 26 41 22 10 4 2 6 4
1979–80 Montreal Canadiens NHL 2 0 1 1 0
1979–80 Nova Scotia Voyageurs AHL 75 45 53 98 38 6 1 2 3 8
1980–81 Montreal Canadiens NHL 61 15 24 39 74 2 0 0 0 6
1981–82 Montreal Canadiens NHL 78 36 52 88 88 5 0 4 4 16
1982–83 Montreal Canadiens NHL 78 24 26 50 63 3 0 0 0 0
1983–84 Montreal Canadiens NHL 9 3 7 10 4
1983–84 Minnesota North Stars NHL 62 17 38 55 60 15 4 7 11 12
1984–85 Minnesota North Stars NHL 78 20 38 58 90 9 4 4 8 6
1985–86 Minnesota North Stars NHL 79 26 32 58 100 5 0 3 3 6
1986–87 Minnesota North Stars NHL 78 16 29 45 56
1987–88 Minnesota North Stars NHL 46 8 11 19 74
1987–88 Edmonton Oilers NHL 26 3 6 9 21 7 2 0 2 16
1988–89 Edmonton Oilers NHL 46 11 15 26 47
1988–89 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 25 3 10 13 64 16 2 3 5 18
1989–90 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 69 13 14 27 80
1990–91 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 76 14 23 37 131
1991–92 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 50 7 10 17 98
1992–93 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 83 8 15 23 51
1993–94 Washington Capitals NHL 6 0 0 0 21
1993–94 New York Islanders NHL 71 2 7 9 50 4 0 0 0 8
1994–95 Hershey Bears AHL 12 5 7 12 58
NHL totals 1023 226 358 584 1172 66 12 21 33 88
OMJHL totals 168 103 172 275 175 25 11 12 23 22
AHL totals 166 65 86 151 118 16 5 4 9 12

International[edit]

Year Team Event   GP G A Pts PIM
1986 Canada WEC 10 3 0 3 2
1990 Canada WEC 10 2 0 2 0
1992 Canada WC 6 1 0 1 2
Senior int'l totals 26 6 0 6 4

Coaching statistics[edit]

Season  Team                Lge Type 
1994-95 Philadelphia Flyers NHL Assistant               
1995-96 Philadelphia Flyers NHL Assistant               
1996-97 Philadelphia Flyers NHL Assistant               
1997-98 Philadelphia Flyers NHL Associate               
1998-99 New York Rangers    NHL Assistant               
1999-00 New York Rangers    NHL Assistant               
2001-02 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL Assistant               
2002-03 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL Assistant               
2003-04 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL Assistant               
2005-06 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL Assistant               
2006-07 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL Assistant               
2007-08 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL Assistant 
2008-09 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL Assistant 
2009-10 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL Assistant 
2010-11 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL Assistant
2013-14 Edmonton Oilers     NHL Assistant

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