High-scoring minor league forward Randy Osburn was born on November 26, 1951 in Collingswood, Ontario. He was selected by the Toronto Maple Leafs with the 27th overall pick of the 1972 NHL Draft.
Osburn briefly played in the NHL for the Toronto Maple Leafs and Flyers. The native of Collingswood, Ont., appeared in 25 games for the Leafs in 1972-73. Following the Flyers' Stanley Cup championship in 1974, the team traded right winger "Cowboy" Bill Flett to Toronto in exchange for Osburn and Dave Fortier on May 27.
Osburn appeared in only one NHL game for the Flyers. On Halloween 1974, Osburn dressed for Fred Shero's club in a 5-1 home win over the New York Rangers. He did not record a point in limited ice time. The Flyers re-assigned Osburn to the American Hockey League's Richmond Robins shortly thereafter.
Obsburn's most notable games in Philadelphia came as a member of the NAHL's Philadelphia Firebirds, who were the Flyers' secondary minor league affiliate in the mid-1970s. As a member of the Lockhart Cup winning Firebirds in 1975-76, Osburn posted 68 points in 69 regular season games. He was even better in the playoffs, racking up 11 goals and 19 points in 16 games. The following season, Osburn compiled 32 goals and 58 points for the Firebirds in a season limited by injury to 40 games.
Osburn, who sported then-trendy bushy hair and a thick mustache during much of his playing career, remained with the Firebirds through the first year of the team's absorption into the American Hockey League. Nicknamed "Ozzy", Osburn's sobriquet had nothing to do with famous heavy metal musician John "Ozzy" Osbourne.