|Born||July 16, 1987 (1987-07-16) |
|Height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight||202 lb (92 kg; 14 st 6 lb)|
|Schwenninger Wild Wings|
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).
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.
|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||—||—||—||—||—|
|Competitor for Template:Ihj East|
|World Junior A Challenge|
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.