Dominik Uher
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Dominik Uher

Hometown:

Ostvava Czech Republic

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1992-12-31

Position:

LW

Eligible for draft:

2010

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2011

Height:

6-1

Acquired:

5th round (144th overall), 2011

Weight:

199 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • B

History

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.

2012-13: Uher made his pro hockey debut as a 19-year-old, starting the season with the ECHL’s Wheeling Nailers and then joining the Penguins AHL affiliate. In 53 AHL games he scored 4 goals with 3 assists and was -3 with 61 penalty minutes. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton finished third in the AHL’s East Division and reached the Eastern Conference Finals against Syracuse. Uher played in 8 of 15 playoff games and was -1 with 3 assists and 4 penalty minuets. In three ECHL games with Wheeling he had 1 assist and was an even plus/minus.

2013-14: Uher skated for Penguins AHL affiliate Wilkes-Barre/Scranton in his second pro season. He scored 7 goals with 17 assists and was +9 with 66 penalty minutes in 68 regular season games. The Penguins finished second in the East Division and reached the Eastern Conference finals for the second straight season. Uher scored 1 goal and was -4 with 4 penalty minutes in 12 playoff games. 

Talent Analysis

Uher is a Czech forward who plays a game that is equal parts skill, grit, and agitation. He is tough along the boards and wins a lot of battles in the corners. He is not the tallest player on the ice but possesses a strong, wide base and is difficult to knock off the puck. Uher has good hands in tight and can score and distribute the puck well enough to contribute offensively, but his game really shines when he is engaging opposing players physically. He is a strong defensive presence and is very good at killing penalties.

Future

Uher attended training camp with Pittsburgh before being assigned to Penguins AHL affiliate Wilkes-Barre/Scranton to start the 2013-14 season. Now in his third pro season, he is once again providing scrappiness and hard edge physical play while chipping in offensively. Rewarded with his first call-up in late December when the Penguins were hit by injuries, he appeared in his first two NHL games before being sent back down. Long-term, he has the potential to be an effective middle-line agitating forward.

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