Robitaille grew up in Quebec City, Canada, and now lives in Binghamton, NY with his wife Stacy and their 3 boys Alex, Curtis and Owen.
Patrice has been coaching minor hockey and has worked multiple hockey schools over the past 20 years. Prior to coaching youth hockey, he played Junior A hockey in Yorkton, Saskatchewan, and received a full scholarship to Clarkson University from 1991-1995. He is still currently ranked 8th all-time in scoring at the university. His senior year, he was named team Captain, team MVP and finished top 10 scorer in the NCAA.
After graduating with a business degree from Clarkson, Roby continued his hockey career in the professional ranks. He was a candidate for rookie of the year his first season in the IHL with the Peoria Rivermen, under Coach Paul Mclean. He also had stints in Indianapolis, Milwaukee, Cincinnati, Helsinki, Finland, Phoenix and Binghamton, NY. In 2000, Robitaille decided to retire and focus on his off-ice career. He has owned multiple businesses over the years and he is now the owner of Wendake Consulting, LLC located in Vestal, NY.