Rob Globke was born October 24, 1982 in Farmington, Michigan. The second round, 40th overall selection of the Florida Panthers in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft, Globke is a graduate of the United States Development Program.
An offensively gifted forward, Globke enrolled at the University of Notre Dame in the fall of 2000 and went on to play four seasons with at the school, registering 124 point (68-56-124). A two-time member of the U.S. World Junior team (2001-2002), Globke went on to make his professional debut with the Panthers AHL affiliate in San Antonio during the 2004-04 season, while seeing limited action with the ECHL's Texas Wildcatters.
During the 2005-06 season, the Farmington, MI native continued to hone his skills in the minors while seeing his first NHL action with the Panthers.