|Born|| March 18, 1989 |
Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
|Height||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Weight||215 lb (98 kg; 15 st 5 lb)|
|NHL team||Pittsburgh Penguins|
|NHL Draft|| 78th overall, 2007|
Robert Bortuzzo (born on March 18, 1989) is a Canadian ice hockey defenceman who currently plays for the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League (NHL).
Robert was picked up by the Kitchener Rangers of the Ontario Hockey League in 2006 after leading the Fort William North Stars of the Superior International Junior Hockey League to a league championship, a Dudley Hewitt Cup and an overtime away from playing in the 2006 Royal Bank Cup final.
Robert was drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 3rd Round (78th overall) of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. He played junior hockey in the Ontario Hockey League for the Kitchener Rangers.
In his three years with the Rangers, Robert recorded 49 points and 152 penalty minutes in 138 games.
Robert won the Hamilton Spectator Trophy in his second year as a member of the 2007–08 Kitchener Rangers.
On November 5, 2011, Robert made his NHL debut. Called up from the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, He was inserted into the Pittsburgh line-up to fill-in for Ben Lovejoy who had broken his wrist the previous game.
On December 8, 2011, Robert was injured during a game against the Philadelphia Flyers due to a hit from Zac Rinaldo. He was out for several weeks with a concussion, but he has since returned to action in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.
On February 2, 2013, Robert scored his first NHL goal against goaltender Martin Brodeur of the New Jersey Devils. The Penguins went on to defeat the Devils 5-1.