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Will Acton
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Born July 16, 1987 (1987-07-16) (age 32)
Edina, Minnesota
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight 202 lb (92 kg; 14 st 6 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Left
DEL team
Former teams
Schwenninger Wild Wings
Edmonton Oilers
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2011–present

Will Acton (born William Kevin Acton on July 16, 1987) is an American-born Canadian professional ice hockey player who is currently playing for the Schwenninger Wild Wings of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL).

Playing CareerEdit

Will 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 of 2011, the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League (AHL) signed him to an amateur tryout contract to begin his professional career.

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

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.

During the 2014–15 season, Will appeared in 3 games with the Oilers until November 20, 2014 when he was traded to the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for centre Kellan Lain. He 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, Will accepted a European offer in agreeing to a one-year deal with German club, Schwenninger Wild Wings of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL).

He 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.

Career StatisticsEdit

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
2014–15 Edmonton Oilers NHL 3 0 0 0 5
2014–15 Oklahoma City Barons AHL 6 1 1 2 2
2014–15 Utica Comets AHL 45 11 8 19 26 9 1 2 3 2
NHL totals 33 3 2 5 26

International PlayEdit

Medal record
Ice hockey
Competitor for Template:Ihj East
World Junior A Challenge
Silver 2006 Yorkton

Personal LifeEdit

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

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