Will Acton, who turned pro with the Toronto Marlies of the AHL last season after an excellent NCAA career with Lake Superior State University, has re-signed with the Marlies for the 2012-13 season. Acton’s contract is a one way AHL contract, and allows him to retain his free agent rights at the end of this season, or to move up to an NHL contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs for whom the Marlies serve as their top minor league affiliate in the AHL. Acton, 25, is a solid, hard working two-way forward who places responsibility in the defensive zone as his first priority. The Stouffville, Ontario native is 6’2, 190 pounds who played in 69 AHL games last season scoring 7 goals and 9 assists along with 58 penalty minutes. In addition, Acton was a key cog in the Marlies post-season run for the Calder Cup, which ended in a loss in the final, as he played 17 games in the championship chase.
Acton is the son of Keith Acton, former NHL player and former long time Assistant Coach with the Toronto Maple Leafs, and currently an assistant coach for the Columbus Blue Jackets of the National Hockey League. Will Acton is looking forward to having a great start in the AHL this season, as he works towards his goal of earning a National Hockey League contract. Turning Point congratulates Will, and is looking forward to following his progress in the upcoming season.