Portland Winterhawks Hall of Fame Profile: Randy Heath

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


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

Heath played three seasons in Portland from 1981 to 1984 and was a part of two Memorial Cup runs during his time in the Rose City. He is among the all-time leading scorers in Winterhawks history, scoring 178 goals (2nd all-time) and 340 points (8th all-time) in 199 career WHL games.

The Vancouver, B.C. native is one of seven Winterhawks to record two 50+ goal campaigns during his time in Portland and shares the Winterhawks’ record for most goals (82) in a single season with the club’s all-time leading goalscorer, Dennis Holland.

As a 19-year-old left wing, Heath scored 11 points in four games during the Hawks’ 1983 Memorial Cup championship run and was named to the Memorial Cup All-Star team. After back-to-back trips to the Memorial Cup tournament, Heath was selected 33rd overall by the New York Rangers in the 1983 NHL Entry Draft. He returned to Portland for one final prolific season of junior hockey and concluded his Winterhawks career as a two-time First Team Western Conference All-Star. Before beginning his professional career, Heath also represented Canada at the 1984 IIHF Under-20 World Junior Championship and produced nine points in seven tournament games.

He made his National Hockey League debut with the Rangers on December 5, 1984, and he scored his first career NHL goal against the New Jersey Devils a month later. After splitting two seasons with the Rangers and their American Hockey League affiliate New Haven Nighthawks, Heath took his talent overseas and played professionally in Sweden for three seasons before retiring after the 1989 season.

After his playing career, Heath eventually returned to the Winterhawks organization as a regional scout for a few seasons.

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! 

Tickets are selling fast for this Battle with Seattle – get yours today!

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