Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Keith Acton

Sent: 10/25/10
Received: 5/16/11
Time: 203 Days
Address: c/o Toronto Maple Leafs
Item Sent: 1984-85 O-Pee-Chee, 1985-86 Topps, 1991-92 Score Canadian
Item Received: 1984-85 O-Pee-Chee, 1985-86 Topps, 1991-92 Score Canadian.  All signed in blue Sharpie.

Keith Acton had the misfortune of coming to Minnesota in the Bobby Smith trade.  As beloved as Bobby was to North Stars fans, the trade was hard to swallow.  Eventually Acton was able to win over the Met Center faithful with his hard-nosed, pesky ways.  A tenacious defender, he was the man called on to get under the opponent's skin.  He was traded to Edmonton midway through the 1987-88 season and won the Stanley Cup with the Oilers that season.  He is now an assistant coach for the Toronto Maple Leafs.

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