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Will Acton | Center

Team: Edmonton Oilers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 7/16/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 195
College: Lake Superior State

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The Edmonton Oilers have promoted Will Acton.
Acton has two goals and three points in 23 games with Edmonton in 2013-14. The 26-year-old forward doesn't have much offensive upside at the NHL level. Apr 1 - 9:43 AM

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Will Acton will head to the minors.

Acton has three points and 14 penalty minutes in 23 games with Edmonton this season. The Oilers might recall him again at some point, but Acton isn't likely to be more than a bottom-six forward this season.
Thu, Dec 5, 2013 09:04:00 AM

Will Acton was a healthy scratch on Sunday.

Acton was the only healthy body in the press box as he was joined by Justin Schultz (groin) and Luke Gazdic (shoulder). Acton has two goals and three points in 16 games and is a plus-two on a poor Edmonton team.
Mon, Nov 11, 2013 07:08:00 AM

Will Acton picked up a fighting major on Saturday when he battled Ryan Kesler.

NActon's father Keith is an assistant coach with the Oilers and Canuck coach John Tortorella was jawing at him after the fight. It's nice when your dad has your back, especially in the NHL as most thought Tortorella should have kept quiet. Acton has no fantasy value as a bottom six forward.
Sun, Oct 6, 2013 11:26:00 AM

Twenty-six year-old Will Acton has a chance to make the Edmonton Oilers as a bottom six forward.

Acton could have a step up on some of his Oiler teammates as head coach Dallas Eakins coached him the last two seasons with the AHL Toronto Marlies. Acton inked a two-year/two way contract in the off-season and is definitely a checking forward as he managed only 16 and 19 points in his last two seasons. It is more likely that he will start in the minors and get occasional call ups due to injuries but the Oilers need muckers like Acton as they have plenty of scoring but lack bottom six depth. He is not worth looking at in fantasy pools.
Mon, Sep 2, 2013 07:58:00 AM

The Edmonton Oilers have signed center Will Acton to a two year contract.

No terms were announced but it is likely a two-way deal. Acton was with the Toronto Marlies this past season and had eight goals and 19 points in 67 games. He will join his father Keith in the Oilers organization.
Fri, Jul 5, 2013 02:58:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Ryan Nugent-Hopkins
2Leon Draisaitl
3Anton Lander
4Boyd Gordon
5Mark Arcobello
6Matt Hendricks
7Will Acton
LW1Taylor Hall
2David Perron
3Benoit Pouliot
4Luke Gazdic
RW1Jordan Eberle
2Teddy Purcell
3Nail Yakupov
4Steve Pinizzotto
5Jesse Joensuu
D1Justin Schultz
2Andrew Ference
3Jeff Petry
4Nikita Nikitin
5Mark Fayne
6Mark Fraser
7Keith Aulie
8Martin Marincin
G1Ben Scrivens
2Viktor Fasth