Jon Rohloff was born October 3, 1969 in Mankato, Minnesota. The 7th choice, 186th overall of the Boston Bruins in the 1988 NHL Entry Draft, Rohloff is a graduate of the WCHA's University of Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs where he played four full seasons over five years. Redshirted his second season after five games due to an injury, Rohloff joined Boston's American Hockey League affiliate, following his senior year at Minnesota-Duluth.
Prior to joining the Minnesota-Duluth, Rohloff was a member of Grand Rapids High School in Minnesota where he spent two seasons as a member its varsity hockey program.
In his freshman year at Minnesota-Duluth, Rohloff was named the Bulldogs Rookie of the Year and was a WCHA Second Team All-Star in his senior year, leading the Bulldogs to the 1993 WCHA title.
After spending five years at the University of Minnesota-Duluth, Rohloff joined the AHL's Providence Bruins for the 1993-94 season, where he finished with 35 points in his Rookie season. The 1994-95 season marked the NHL debut for Rohloff, as he played in 34 games with Boston, scoring his first career NHL goal and finishing the year with three goals and eight assists for eleven points.
Even though he spent the majority of the 1994-95 season with Boston, Rohloff played in a handful of games with Providence and did the same the following year. After Boston failed to make the playoffs, Rohloff joined the United States National Team at the 1997 World Championships.
Rohloff returned to Providence for one more year in 1997-98 before signing as a free agent with the San Jose Sharks in the summer of 1998. During the 1998-99 season, Rohloff split his time with the Sharks AHL affiliate in Kentucky and the International Hockey League's Kansas City Blades for whom he played for again in 99-2000.
Following his 2000-01 season with the IHL's Cincinnati Cyclones, Jon Rohloff had played in 160 career NHL games, scoring eight goals and adding 27 assists for 35 career points.