Will Acton (C)
2014-15 Notes: Traded to Vancouver from Edmonton on Nov. 20 in exchange for Kellan Lain…Scored first goal as a Comet on Nov. 29 @ ALB…Recorded first two goal game as a Comet on Feb. 8 vs BGH.
2013-14: Made his National Hockey League debut with the Edmonton Oilers on Oct. 1…Skated in 30 games for the Oilers and scored 3 goals and 2 assists…Led the OKC Barons in short-handed goals with 3…Tallied first NHL goal at Washington on Oct 14 against Braden Holtby.
2012-13: Acton skated for the AHL's Toronto Marlies in his second pro season. A two-way forward, he scored 8 goals with 11 assists in 67 games and was +1 with 60 penalty minutes. Toronto was first in the North Division and reached the second round in the playoffs. Acton was the Marlies' second-leading goal scorer in the playoffs, scoring 4 goals with 2 assists, and was +3 with 12 penalty minutes. He signed a two-year entry-level contract with Edmonton in July 2013.
2011-12: Acton signed an AHL contract with the Marlies in July 2011 and attended NHL camp with the Maple Leafs before spending his first pro season in the AHL. In 69 games with the Marlies he scored 7 goals with 9 assists and was +5 with 58 penalty minutes. Toronto finished first in the North Division and reached the Calder Cup finals against Norfolk. Acton skated in all 17 playoff games, scoring 1 goal with 1 assist, and was -2 with 9 penalty minutes. He was re-signed by the Marlies to a one-year contract in July 2012.
2010-11: Acton made his pro hockey debut with the ECHL's Reading Royals in a March 23rd game following his senior season at Lake Superior State before joining the AHL's Toronto Marlies. He was scoreless in his only game with Reading and in five AHL games he was -2 with no points nor penalty minutes. Acton was the Lakers' third-leading scorer in his final college season, finishing with 9 goals and 15 assists, and was -6 with 18 penalty minutes. Lake Superior State was eighth in the CCHA and swept Ohio State in the first round before falling to Notre Dame in a three-game CCHA quarterfinal series.
2009-10: Acton was Lake Superior State's second-leading scorer in his junior season. In 36 games he scored 10 goals with 14 assists and was -2 with 39 penalty minutes. The Lakers finished tenth in the CCHA and were swept by Michigan in the first round of the CCHA tournament.