Acton at the 2014 Edmonton Oilers training camp
July 16, 1987|
Edina, Minnesota, U.S.
|Height||6 ft 3 in (191 cm)|
|Weight||202 lb (92 kg; 14 st 6 lb)|
Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers|
Schwenninger Wild Wings
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. He would split the season between the Oilers, and AHL affiliate the Oklahoma City Barons.
In the 2014–15 season, Acton appeared in 3 games with the Oilers before on November 20, 2014, he was traded to the Vancouver Canucks, in exchange for center Kellan Lain. Acton was immediately assigned to the Canucks AHL affiliate, the Utica Comets for the remainder of the season.
As an un-signed free agent over the summer on September 28, 2015, Acton accepted a European offer in agreeing to a one-year deal with German club, Schwenninger Wild Wings of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL). Acton led the Wild Wings in total points with 55 (16 goals, 39 assists) in 46 games, which ranked him third in the DEL regular season.
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 previously held the role of Associate Coach to Dallas Eakins, the former Oilers head coach and former head coach of the Toronto Marlies.
|Representing Canada East|
|World Junior A Challenge|
|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||—||—||—||—||—|
|2013–14||Oklahoma City Barons||AHL||47||12||11||23||74||3||0||1||1||0|
|2014–15||Oklahoma City Barons||AHL||6||1||1||2||2||—||—||—||—||—|
|2015–16||Schwenninger Wild Wings||DEL||46||16||39||55||67||—||—||—||—||—|
|2016–17||Schwenninger Wild Wings||DEL||52||16||28||44||55||—||—||—||—||—|
|2017–18||Schwenninger Wild Wings||DEL||51||18||30||48||30||2||2||0||2||0|
|2018–19||Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers||DEL||52||12||23||35||8||8||0||1||1||2|
- "Acton follows Gysbers to Marlies". Yorkton Region. March 24, 2011. Retrieved March 24, 2011.
- "NHL free agent frenzy end-to-end excitement: Cox". Toronto Star. July 5, 2013. Retrieved July 5, 2013.
- "Edmonton Oilers trade Will Acton to Vancouver Canucks for Kellan Lain". Edmonton Journal. November 20, 2014. Retrieved November 20, 2014.
- "Will Acton comes to Schwenninger" (in German). Schwenninger Wild Wings. September 28, 2015. Retrieved September 29, 2015.
- "Alle DEL-Statistiken - DEL.org". www.del.org. Retrieved March 10, 2016.
- "Ice Tigers pick up top forward Will Acton" (in German). Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers. April 26, 2018. Retrieved April 27, 2018.