Portland Winterhawks Hall of Fame Profile: Ken Yaremchuk

Ken Yaremchuk and three of his teammates from the 1983 Memorial Cup championship team will be inducted into the Winterhawks Hall of Fame on March 18.


Yaremchuk will be joined by Randy Heath, Cam Neely, and Grant Sasser in the Winterhawks 2023 Hall of Fame class.

Yaremchuk played three seasons in Portland from 1980 to 1983, helping the Hawks win the 1982 WHL Championship and the 1983 Memorial Cup. He produced over 100 points in all three seasons and currently ranks third on the Winterhawks all-time scoring list with 424 points in just 210 WHL games.

The Edmonton, Alta. native led his team in scoring during the ’81-’82 campaign with 58 goals and 157 points, and was honored as a WHL First-Team All-Star. In the playoffs, Yaremchuk finished second behind Randy Heath in points and helped Portland claim its first Ed Chynoweth Cup. That summer, he was selected 7th overall by the Chicago Blackhawks in the NHL Draft, but returned to Portland for one final, magical season.

He paced Portland with 160 points during the 1982-83 regular season and co-led the Hawks with 11 points in the Memorial Cup to help them claim the prestigious cup. Unsurprisingly, the then 19-year-old forward was named to the Memorial Cup All-Star Team.

He went on to play five seasons in the NHL with Chicago and Toronto before electing to take his talents overseas. Yaremchuk spent the last ten years of his playing career in Italy and Switzerland. During his professional career, Yaremchuk also represented Canada at the Spengler Cup three times and won gold with Canada in 1993.

Honor Winterhawks legends at Oregon Hockey History Night on Saturday, March 18!

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of our 1983 Memorial Cup victory with members of the club, including four who will be inducted into the team’s Hall of Fame at the game! Randy Heath, Cam Neely, Grant Sasser and Ken Yaremchuk will each join the elite club, and Neely’s #21 will be raised to the rafters as the first number to be retired by the Winterhawks! 

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