2008-09: Dominik Uher appeared in two games for HC Trinec's U-20 team and was one of the leading scorers for the club's U-18 squad in his native Czech Republic. Uher had 1 assist and 2 PMs in his two U-20 games. In 38 U-18 games, he scored 19 goals with 27 assists and accumulated 46 PMs. Uher was selected by the Spokane Chiefs of the WHL in the first round (47th overall) of the 2009 CHL Import Draft.
2009-10: Uher had a solid first season for Spokane in limited ice time for a very good Chiefs team. The youngest forward on the team, he scored 4 goals with 12 assists and was +7 with 45 PMs in 53 games. Uher saw little ice time while appearing in six of seven games in the Chiefs' first round playoff loss to Portland and had no points with 2 PMs and an even plus/minus. Uher played for the Czech Republic at the World Junior U-18 Championships and scored 1 goal with 1 assist in six games.
2010-11: Uher was the fourth-leading scorer for Spokane with 60 points as the Chiefs finished second in the WHL's U.S Division and advanced to the playoff semifinals. He scored 21 goals (12 on the power play) with 39 assists and was +19 with 60 PMs in 65 games during the regular season. In 17 playoff contests he scored 2 goals with 9 assists and was +2 with 18 PMs. Uher was ranked 162nd amongst North American skaters in Central Scouting's final rankings and selected in the fifth round (144th overall) by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 2011 NHL Draft.
2011-12: Uher was the second-leading scorer for Spokane behind Islanders' prospect Brenden Kichton in his second WHL season and played for the Czech Republic in the 2012 U20 World Junior Championship. He scored 33 goals with 35 assists and was plus-29 with 60 penalty minutes in 63 games with the Chiefs. Spokane was third in the U.S. Division and reached the second round in the playoffs. Uher scored 5 goals with 4 assists and was minus-six with 6 penalty minutes in 13 playoff games. In six games for fifth-place Czech Republic at the WJC he scored 1 goal with 2 assists and was plus-one with 4 penalty minutes. Uher signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Penguins in June, 2012.
Uher is still learning the North American game but has the tools to develop into an offensively dynamic forward. He has a strong base and is difficult to knock off the puck. He is good at creating offense off the rush but is at his most effective down low and in the slot. He has a quick shot and is also an above average puck-distributor.
As he becomes more assimilated to the North American game, he'd like to develop into more of a power forward, somebody who dictates their will physically in the offensive zone. He has the right toolbox, and with added strength and continued progress there is no reason to think he couldn't achieve that. At this point though he is still considered a very raw prospect.
Uher's size and compete level fit well with Pittsburgh's mantra of always being the tougher team on the ice. And his offensive skill set suggests he can be an offensive threat once he strikes the right balance between hitting and creating chances. Long-term, he has the potential to be an effective middle-line forward.