Keith was selected in the 6th round 103 round overall by the Montreal Canadiens in the 1978 NHL Entry Draft. He spent 3 full seasons with the Habs and quickly earned the respect of the league as a tenacious 2 way player. He then spent 5 years in Minnesota before moving to Edmonton and winning a Stanley Cup with the Oilers in 1987/88. He then went to Philadelphia for 5 more seasons then Washington and finished his 15 season career with the NY Islanders at the end of the 1994 season. Actons career totalled 1023 games played and 584 points.