Rob played youth hockey in Deerfield, Illinois prior to playing at the Tier I level for the Chicago Spitfires and Chicago Young Americans. He prepped at Berkshire School in Sheffield, Massachusetts and played four years at Penn State University. Rob graduated from Penn State second on the all-time scoring list, a two-time “MVP” and team captain. Twice an ACHA All-American, he received the prestigious Bob Johnson Award as the “National Player of the Year” in his senior campaign. As the first Penn State player to attend an NHL training camp he enjoyed brief stints with Macon (CHL), Johnstown (ECHL), Cleveland (IHL) and the Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL). In February 2002, Rob was inducted into the Penn State Hockey Hall of Fame. Rob has been head instructor for the Turcotte Stickhandling Hockey School since 1994. A USA Hockey Advanced Level certified coach and an instructor / clinician since 1986 he was selected by the Washington Post as All-Metropolitan “Coach of the Year” for the 2000-2001 season. Rob has been employed as Director of Hockey for Montgomery Youth Hockey Association since 1997 and was a founder of Team Maryland in 2006.