Will Acton

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Will Acton
Will Acton Marlies.jpg
Born (1987-07-16) July 16, 1987 (age 27)
Edina, MN, USA
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 199 lb (90 kg; 14 st 3 lb)
Position Center
Shoots Left
NHL team Edmonton Oilers
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2011–present

William Kevin Acton (born July 16, 1987) is an American-born Canadian professional ice hockey player. He is currently playing for the Edmonton Oilers in the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing career[edit]

Acton attended Lake Superior State University where he played four seasons of NCAA hockey with Lakers where he scored 77 points and registered 132 penalty minutes in 144 games played.

In March 2011, the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League (AHL) signed Acton to an amateur tryout contract[1] to begin his professional career.

On July 5, 2013, the Edmonton Oilers signed Acton as a free agent to two-year two-way contract.[2]

Acton started the 2013–14 season on the Oilers' NHL roster, and scored his first NHL goal on October 14, 2013, against Braden Holtby of the Washington Capitals.

Family[edit]

Acton was born in Edina, Minnesota, but grew up in Whitchurch–Stouffville, Ontario. His father, Keith, was playing for the Minnesota North Stars at his time of birth.

His father also played hockey professionally with the Montreal Canadiens, Edmonton Oilers, Philadelphia Flyers, Washington Capitals and New York Islanders over a 17-year playing career, winning a Stanley Cup in 1988 as a member of the Oilers. Keith currently holds the role of Associate Coach to Dallas Eakins, the current Oilers head coach and former head coach of the Toronto Marlies.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2003–04 Stouffville Spirit OPJHL 1 1 0 1 0
2004–05 Stouffville Spirit OPJHL 41 5 8 13 28
2005–06 Stouffville Spirit OPJHL 48 11 20 31 38
2006–07 Stouffville Spirit OPJHL 33 16 13 29 63
2007–08 Lake Superior State U. CCHA 36 6 7 13 22
2008–09 Lake Superior State U. CCHA 38 7 9 16 53
2009–10 Lake Superior State U. CCHA 36 10 14 24 39
2010–11 Lake Superior State U. CCHA 34 9 15 24 18
2010–11 Reading Royals ECHL 1 0 0 0 0
2010–11 Toronto Marlies AHL 5 0 0 0 0
2011–12 Toronto Marlies AHL 69 7 9 16 58 17 1 1 2 9
2012–13 Toronto Marlies AHL 67 8 11 19 60 9 4 2 6 12
2013–14 Edmonton Oilers NHL 30 3 2 5 21
2013–14 Oklahoma City Barons AHL 47 12 11 23 74 3 0 1 1 0
NHL totals 30 3 2 5 21

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