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Keith Acton

Position: C ▪ Shoots: Left
Height: 5-8 (173 cm) ▪ Weight: 170 lbs. (77 kg)

Born: April 15, 1958 in Stouffville, Ontario
Draft: Montreal, 6th round (103rd overall), 1978 NHL Amateur


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Fine Details ▪ Last updated Oct 2, 2014 2:25 AM

NHL Standard

Scoring Stats Goals Assists Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW EV PP SH S S% TOI ATOI Awards
1979-80 21 MTL NHL 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
1980-81 22 MTL NHL 61 15 24 39 15 5 74 12 3 0 2 19 5 0 101 14.9
1981-82 23 MTL NHL 78 36 52 88 34 48 88 26 10 0 5 42 10 0 218 16.5 Selke-13
1982-83 24 MTL NHL 78 24 26 50 21 -6 63 23 1 0 3 24 2 0 154 15.6
1983-84 25 TOT NHL 71 20 45 65 23 -3 64 12 6 2 5 27 15 3 165 12.1
1983-84 25 MTL NHL 9 3 7 10 4 -5 4 1 2 0 0 3 4 0 14 21.4
1983-84 25 MNS NHL 62 17 38 55 20 2 60 11 4 2 5 24 11 3 151 11.3
1984-85 26 MNS NHL 78 20 38 58 21 -3 90 16 4 0 3 22 14 2 167 12.0 Selke-15
1985-86 27 MNS NHL 79 26 32 58 23 -11 100 19 5 2 2 23 8 1 169 15.4
1986-87 28 MNS NHL 78 16 29 45 17 -15 56 14 1 1 3 24 4 1 126 12.7
1987-88 29 TOT NHL 72 11 17 28 11 -19 95 9 1 1 1 17 0 0 75 14.7
1987-88 29 MNS NHL 46 8 11 19 7 -9 74 7 0 1 0 11 0 0 49 16.3
1987-88 29 EDM NHL 26 3 6 9 3 -10 21 2 1 0 1 6 0 0 26 11.5
1988-89 30 TOT NHL 71 14 25 39 14 10 111 12 0 2 1 25 0 0 112 12.5
1988-89 30 EDM NHL 46 11 15 26 10 9 47 10 0 1 1 15 0 0 74 14.9
1988-89 30 PHI NHL 25 3 10 13 4 1 64 2 0 1 0 10 0 0 38 7.9
1989-90 31 PHI NHL 69 13 14 27 11 -2 80 11 0 2 0 14 0 0 94 13.8 Selke-29
1990-91 32 PHI NHL 76 14 23 37 14 -9 131 11 2 1 1 18 5 0 120 11.7 Selke-19
1991-92 33 PHI NHL 50 7 10 17 6 -4 98 7 0 0 3 10 0 0 79 8.9
1992-93 34 PHI NHL 83 8 15 23 9 -10 51 8 0 0 0 14 0 1 74 10.8
1993-94 35 TOT NHL 77 2 7 9 3 -5 71 2 0 0 0 5 0 2 35 5.7
1993-94 35 WSH NHL 6 0 0 0 0 -4 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0
1993-94 35 NYI NHL 71 2 7 9 3 -1 50 2 0 0 0 5 0 2 33 6.1
5 yrs PHI NHL 303 45 72 117 44 -24 424 39 2 4 4 66 5 1 405 11.1
5 yrs DAL NHL 343 87 148 235 88 -36 380 67 14 6 13 104 37 7 662 13.1
5 yrs MTL NHL 228 78 110 188 74 42 229 62 16 0 10 89 21 0 488 16.0
2 yrs EDM NHL 72 14 21 35 13 -1 68 12 1 1 2 21 0 0 100 14.0
1 yr WSH NHL 6 0 0 0 0 -4 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0
1 yr NYI NHL 71 2 7 9 3 -1 50 2 0 0 0 5 0 2 33 6.1
Career NHL 1023 226 358 584 222 -24 1172 182 33 11 29 285 63 10 1690 13.4

NHL Miscellaneous

Per Game Adjusted Plus/Minus Point Shares
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS GC PIM S G A PTS GC TGF PGF TGA PGA +/- OPS DPS PS Awards
1979-80 21 MTL NHL 2 0.00 0.50 0.50 0.14 0.00 0.50 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1980-81 22 MTL NHL 61 0.25 0.39 0.64 0.25 1.21 1.66 11 19 30 11 50 8 38 1 5 1.4 0.9 2.4
1981-82 23 MTL NHL 78 0.46 0.67 1.13 0.44 1.13 2.79 26 38 64 25 128 35 51 6 48 5.2 2.1 7.3 Selke-13
1982-83 24 MTL NHL 78 0.31 0.33 0.64 0.27 0.81 1.97 19 21 40 16 64 4 74 8 -6 2.3 0.5 2.9
1983-84 25 TOT NHL 71 0.28 0.63 0.92 0.33 0.90 2.32 15 36 51 18 86 25 84 20 -3 3.2 0.7 3.9
1983-84 25 MTL NHL 9 0.33 0.78 1.11 0.41 0.44 1.56 2 6 8 3 13 7 12 1 -5 0.6 0.0 0.6
1983-84 25 MNS NHL 62 0.27 0.61 0.89 0.32 0.97 2.44 13 30 43 15 73 18 72 19 2 2.6 0.7 3.3
1984-85 26 MNS NHL 78 0.26 0.49 0.74 0.27 1.15 2.14 16 30 46 17 81 23 86 25 -3 2.4 1.1 3.5 Selke-15
1985-86 27 MNS NHL 79 0.33 0.41 0.73 0.29 1.27 2.14 20 25 45 18 76 16 112 41 -11 2.7 0.7 3.4
1986-87 28 MNS NHL 78 0.21 0.37 0.58 0.22 0.72 1.62 13 25 38 14 61 8 107 39 -15 1.6 0.5 2.1
1987-88 29 TOT NHL 72 0.15 0.24 0.39 0.15 1.32 1.04 9 14 23 9 38 4 97 44 -19 0.1 0.4 0.5
1987-88 29 MNS NHL 46 0.17 0.24 0.41 0.16 1.61 1.07 7 9 16 6 28 2 73 38 -9 0.2 0.5 0.7
1987-88 29 EDM NHL 26 0.12 0.23 0.35 0.12 0.81 1.00 2 5 7 2 10 2 24 6 -10 -0.1 -0.1 -0.2
1988-89 30 TOT NHL 71 0.20 0.35 0.55 0.20 1.56 1.58 11 20 31 11 56 1 67 22 10 1.1 1.2 2.2
1988-89 30 EDM NHL 46 0.24 0.33 0.57 0.22 1.02 1.61 9 12 21 8 35 1 40 15 9 0.9 0.8 1.7
1988-89 30 PHI NHL 25 0.12 0.40 0.52 0.17 2.56 1.52 2 8 10 3 21 0 27 7 1 0.2 0.4 0.6
1989-90 31 PHI NHL 69 0.19 0.20 0.39 0.16 1.16 1.36 11 12 23 9 41 0 65 22 -2 0.3 0.8 1.1 Selke-29
1990-91 32 PHI NHL 76 0.18 0.30 0.49 0.18 1.72 1.58 12 20 32 12 52 8 75 22 -9 1.1 0.8 1.9 Selke-19
1991-92 33 PHI NHL 50 0.14 0.20 0.34 0.13 1.96 1.58 6 9 15 6 28 2 42 12 -4 -0.1 0.6 0.6
1992-93 34 PHI NHL 83 0.10 0.18 0.28 0.10 0.61 0.89 6 12 18 7 29 0 91 52 -10 -0.8 0.5 -0.3
1993-94 35 TOT NHL 77 0.03 0.09 0.12 0.04 0.92 0.45 2 6 8 3 10 0 39 24 -5 -2.0 0.7 -1.3
1993-94 35 WSH NHL 6 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 3.50 0.33 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 -4 -0.2 0.0 -0.3
1993-94 35 NYI NHL 71 0.03 0.10 0.13 0.04 0.70 0.46 2 6 8 3 10 0 35 24 -1 -1.8 0.8 -1.0
5 yrs PHI NHL 303 0.15 0.24 0.39 0.14 1.40 1.34 37 61 98 37 171 10 300 115 -24 0.7 3.2 3.8
5 yrs DAL NHL 343 0.25 0.43 0.69 0.26 1.11 1.93 69 119 188 70 319 67 450 162 -36 9.5 3.5 12.9
5 yrs MTL NHL 228 0.34 0.48 0.82 0.32 1.00 2.14 58 85 143 55 256 54 176 16 42 9.5 3.6 13.1
2 yrs EDM NHL 72 0.19 0.29 0.49 0.18 0.94 1.39 11 17 28 11 45 3 64 21 -1 0.8 0.7 1.5
1 yr WSH NHL 6 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 3.50 0.33 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 -4 -0.2 0.0 -0.3
1 yr NYI NHL 71 0.03 0.10 0.13 0.04 0.70 0.46 2 6 8 3 10 0 35 24 -1 -1.8 0.8 -1.0
Career NHL 1023 0.22 0.35 0.57 0.22 1.15 1.65 177 288 465 175 801 134 1029 338 -24 18.4 11.6 30.0

NHL Playoffs

Scoring Stats Goals Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI
1980-81 22 MTL NHL 2 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0
1981-82 23 MTL NHL 5 0 4 4 1 16 0 0 0 0
1982-83 24 MTL NHL 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1983-84 25 MNS NHL 15 4 7 11 4 -1 12 3 1 0 1 26 15.4
1984-85 26 MNS NHL 9 4 4 8 3 0 6 3 1 0 2 34 11.8
1985-86 27 MNS NHL 5 0 3 3 1 -1 6 0 0 0 0 9 0.0
1987-88 29 EDM NHL SC 7 2 0 2 1 4 16 2 0 0 2 10 20.0
1988-89 30 PHI NHL 16 2 3 5 2 0 18 2 0 0 0 10 20.0
1993-94 35 NYI NHL 4 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 1 0.0
Career NHL 1 66 12 21 33 12 2 88 10 2 0 5 90 13.3

Other Standard

Scoring Stats Goals Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI Awards
1974-75 16 Wexford Raiders ON-Jr.A 43 23 29 52 46
1975-76 17 Peterborough Petes OMJHL 35 9 17 26 30
1976-77 18 Peterborough Petes OMJHL 65 52 69 121 93
1977-78 19 Peterborough Petes OMJHL 68 42 86 128 52
1978-79 20 Nova Scotia Voyageurs AHL 79 15 26 41 22
1979-80 21 Nova Scotia Voyageurs AHL 75 45 53 98 38
1985-86 27 Canada WEC-A 10 3 0 3 2
1989-90 31 Canada WEC-A 10 2 0 2 0
1991-92 33 Canada WC-A 6 1 0 1 2
1994-95 36 Hershey Bears AHL 12 5 7 12 58
Career 3 Seasons AHL 166 65 86 151 118
Career 3 Seasons OMJHL 168 103 172 275 175
Career 1 Season ON-Jr.A 43 23 29 52 46
Career 1 Season WC-A 6 1 0 1 2
Career 2 Seasons WEC-A 20 5 0 5 2

Other Playoffs

Scoring Stats Goals Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI
1976-77 18 Peterborough Petes OMJHL 4 1 4 5 6
1977-78 19 Peterborough Petes OMJHL 21 10 8 18 16
1977-78 19 Peterborough Petes M-Cup 3 0 1 1 0
1978-79 20 Nova Scotia Voyageurs AHL 10 4 2 6 4
1979-80 21 Nova Scotia Voyageurs AHL 6 1 2 3 8
Career 2 Seasons AHL 16 5 4 9 12
Career 1 Season M-Cup 3 0 1 1 0
Career 2 Seasons OMJHL 25 11 12 23 22

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2012-13)
Thru 15 Years Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Keith Acton 7.3 3.9 3.5 3.4 2.9 2.4 2.2 2.1 1.9 1.1 0.6 0.5 0.0 -0.3 -1.3
Ron Schock 88.3 6.7 3.7 3.4 3.2 3.0 2.7 2.6 1.9 1.3 1.2 0.5 0.2 0.2 -0.3 -0.4
Nick Libett 85.1 5.6 3.8 3.7 3.6 3.5 2.8 2.7 2.4 2.1 0.7 0.6 0.2 0.0 -0.8
Chris Simon 84.0 6.5 3.8 3.0 2.7 2.7 2.0 1.9 1.8 1.8 1.2 0.9 0.8 -0.1 -0.1 -0.3
Randy McKay 83.8 6.8 4.7 4.1 4.0 2.0 1.9 1.7 1.5 1.4 1.1 0.7 0.6 0.0 -0.1 -1.0
Darcy Rota 83.7 7.2 3.9 3.9 3.6 3.2 3.0 2.9 2.8 2.7 2.4 1.4
Martin Lapointe 83.5 6.6 4.6 4.3 2.9 2.9 2.4 2.2 1.3 1.1 0.7 0.3 0.2 0.0 -0.1 -0.3
Dirk Graham 83.4 6.3 3.9 3.8 3.7 3.4 3.1 3.0 2.8 2.3 1.2 0.6 0.1
Nick Metz 83.3 4.2 3.7 3.1 2.6 2.1 2.1 2.1 1.9 1.6 1.0 0.2 -0.1
Johnny Wilson 83.1 5.9 4.2 4.2 3.6 2.7 2.7 2.3 1.7 1.5 1.0 0.7 0.0
Aaron Broten 82.9 6.6 5.9 3.3 3.1 3.0 2.4 2.2 1.5 1.5 1.0 0.5 0.0
Career Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
Keith Acton 7.3 3.9 3.5 3.4 2.9 2.4 2.2 2.1 1.9 1.1 0.6 0.5 0.0 -0.3 -1.3
Ron Schock 88.3 6.7 3.7 3.4 3.2 3.0 2.7 2.6 1.9 1.3 1.2 0.5 0.2 0.2 -0.3 -0.4
Nick Libett 85.1 5.6 3.8 3.7 3.6 3.5 2.8 2.7 2.4 2.1 0.7 0.6 0.2 0.0 -0.8
Chris Simon 84.0 6.5 3.8 3.0 2.7 2.7 2.0 1.9 1.8 1.8 1.2 0.9 0.8 -0.1 -0.1 -0.3
Randy McKay 83.8 6.8 4.7 4.1 4.0 2.0 1.9 1.7 1.5 1.4 1.1 0.7 0.6 0.0 -0.1 -1.0
Darcy Rota 83.7 7.2 3.9 3.9 3.6 3.2 3.0 2.9 2.8 2.7 2.4 1.4
Dirk Graham 83.4 6.3 3.9 3.8 3.7 3.4 3.1 3.0 2.8 2.3 1.2 0.6 0.1
Nick Metz 83.3 4.2 3.7 3.1 2.6 2.1 2.1 2.1 1.9 1.6 1.0 0.2 -0.1
Johnny Wilson 83.1 5.9 4.2 4.2 3.6 2.7 2.7 2.3 1.7 1.5 1.0 0.7 0.0
Martin Lapointe 83.0 6.6 4.6 4.3 2.9 2.9 2.4 2.2 1.3 1.1 0.7 0.6 0.3 0.2 0.0 -0.1 -0.3
Aaron Broten 82.9 6.6 5.9 3.3 3.1 3.0 2.4 2.2 1.5 1.5 1.0 0.5 0.0

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Transactions

Transaction information may be incomplete.

October 28, 1983: 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.

January 22, 1988: Traded to Edmonton by Minnesota for Moe Mantha, January 22, 1988.

February 7, 1989: Traded to Philadelphia by Edmonton with Edmonton's 6th round choice (Dmitry Yushkevich) in 1991 Entry Draft for Dave Brown, February 7, 1989.

September 28, 1989: Traded to Winnipeg by Philadelphia with Pete Peeters for future considerations, September 28, 1989.

October 3, 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.

July 27, 1993: Signed as a free agent by Washington, July 27, 1993.

October 22, 1993: Claimed on waivers by NY Islanders from Washington, October 22, 1993.

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