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Keith Acton

Keith Acton

Center
BIRTHDATE: April 15, 1958
HEIGHT: 5' 8" BIRTHPLACE: Stouffville, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 170 DRAFTED: MTL / 1978 NHL Amateur Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 6th   (103rd overall)
AHL Second All-Star Team (1980) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1982) Traded to Minnesota by Montreal with Mark Napier and Toronto's 3rd round choice (previously acquired, Minnesota selected Ken Hodge Jr.) in 1984 Entry Draft for Bobby Smith, October 28, 1983. Traded to Edmonton by Minnesota for Moe Mantha, January 22, 1988. Traded to Philadelphia by Edmonton with Edmonton's 6th round choice (Dmitry Yushkevich) in 1991 Entry Draft for Dave Brown, February 7, 1989. Traded to Winnipeg by Philadelphia with Pete Peeters for future considerations, September 28, 1989. Traded to Philadelphia by Winnipeg with Pete Peeters for Toronto's 5th round choice (previously acquired, Winnipeg selected Juha Ylonen) in 1991 Entry Draft and the cancellation of future considerations owed Philadelphia from the Shawn Cronin trade, October 3, 1989. Signed as a free agent by Washington, July 27, 1993. Claimed on waivers by NY Islanders from Washington, October 22, 1993.
Quote of the Day

You don't see many. The [Drew] Doughtys, the [P.K.] Subbans, those are guys that create offense from the back and then on top of that ability, the size that he has. In the West you play against some pretty big players, and being able to clear the crease and contain the [Ryan] Getzlafs and the [Corey] Perrys and [Anze] Kopitars and players like that, we're excited about him going back there.

— Sharks general manager Doug Wilson on Brent Burns returning back to defense