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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

I remember the first time at Wrigley Field all of us had the long johns, the turtlenecks and the extra equipment because we were afraid of being cold. Halfway through the first period everybody's ripping everything off and we just ended up wearing what we would normally wear for a game at the United Center.

— Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Sharp on the 2009 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic