|Assets:||Has some skill, but his main attribute is his grit and rambunctiousness. Is also a versatile player positionally and owns solid defensive acumen.|
|Flaws:||The jury is still out on his ability to produce offense on a consistent basis at the highest level. Also, he could stand to add more bulk to his 6-1 frame.|
|Career Potential:||Gritty, versatile role player with some upside.|
|9/30/2015||Placed on waivers by the Pittsburgh Penguins for the purpose of being assigned to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (AHL).|
|7/17/2015||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Pittsburgh Penguins to a one-year contract.|
|12/30/2014||Assigned to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (AHL).|
|12/28/2014||Recalled from the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (AHL).|
|12/24/2014||Assigned to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (AHL).|
|12/23/2014||Recalled from the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (AHL).|
|9/27/2014||Assigned to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (AHL).|
|9/17/2013||Assigned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).|
|12/01/2012||Re-assigned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).|
|11/30/2012||Re-assigned to Wheeling (ECHL).|
|10/20/2012||Re-assigned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).|
|10/08/2012||Re-assigned to Wheeling (ECHL).|
|9/15/2012||Assigned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).|
|6/01/2012||Signed by the Pittsburgh Penguins to a three-year entry-level contract.|
|9/22/2011||Returned to his junior team (Spokane-WHL).|
|6/25/2011||Drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 5th round (144th overall) in 2011.|
| 07/18/2015 3:08 PM
NewsUher signed a one-year (two-way) contract that will pay him $575,000 at the NHL level with the Penguins on Friday.
Dominik Uher struggled in the AHL last season | 09/09/2013 9:04 AM
NewsDominik Uher struggled during his first professional season in 2012-13.
ImpactThe native of the Czech Republic came to North America in 2009 and played three seasons with Spokane of the WHL, getting drafted by the Penguins in the fifth round of the 2011 Draft. He had only four goals and seven points in 54 games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton as he found the jump from the juniors to the AHL difficult. "The pro league is much harder," Uher said. "You play against actual men, not just junior kids. The speed and the physicality in that league was really different. I had some hard times, but I'm glad that season is behind me and now I know what I'm going to be in, and I'm really looking forward to the season." Uher projects to be a bottom six forward if he ever makes it in the NHL and should not be considered in drafts at any time in his career unless he lucks out and gets to play alongside Sidney Crosby or Evgeni Malkin.
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