2008-09: In his third season with the Seattle Thunderbirds(WHL), Acolatse scored 7 goals and added 14 assists. Though this was a drop off in point production from his last season, Acolatse stepped up his physical game, picking up 143 PIMS. In 5 playoff games Acolatse notched a goal and an assist.
2009-10: Split between the Seattle Thunderbirds(WHL) and the Saskatoon Blades(WHL), Acolatse scored 16 goals and picked up 19 assists. He cut down his PIMs to 60 but was a -17. Acolatse picked up a goal and an assist in 7 games to finish out the playoffs.
2010-11: Acolatse signed an entry-level, three-year contract with San Jose in March 2011. He made his pro hockey debut, appearing in one game with the AHL's Worcester Sharks, after concluding his fifth season in the WHL with Prince George. Acolatse was scoreless and -1 with two shots on goal in his only game with Worcester. Acolatse skated in one game with Saskatoon and was traded by the Blades to Prince George to comply with the WHL's overage player limit. He was third on the Cougars with 128 PMs in 66 games and was an even plus/minus with 15 goals and a team-best 48 assists. Prince George reached the playoffs despite finishing under .500. In the four-game series with Kelowna Acolatse led the Cougars in scoring with 3 goals and 4 assists and was -5 with 4 PMs.
2011-12: Acolatse had a solid offensive rookie season in the AHL for Worchester and showed that he can handle himself when dropping the gloves. The physical defender struggled to start the season but grew more comfortable with the AHL level as the year progressed. He finished the season having scored eight goals (five on the power play) along with 13 assists but a poor minus 16 rating while taking 89 PIMs (seven fighting majors) in 65 AHL games.
Acolatse is a good skating offensive defender who will stand up for teammates and plays the game with grit and physicality. He will need to improve his defensive zone positioning, his decision making with or without the puck and reduce the high risk pinching at the oppositions' blue line. If he can develop his defensive game then the offensively skill defenseman has a possible upside as a 3rd or fourth d-man at the NHL level.
Acolatse should be returning for his second season in the AHL with Worcester where he will help lead the power play and improve his defensive game. He might need another full year of development at the AHL level before possibly competing for a roster spot in San Jose.