The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled forward Dominik Uher from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford.
Uher, 21, will be looking to become the sixth Penguins player to make his NHL debut this month, joining Scott Wilson, Bryan Rust, Bobby Farnham, Scott Harrington and Derrick Pouliot.
The 6-foot, 202-pound Uher is in his third season with WBS, where he has totaled four goals, five assists, nine points, a plus-6 and 37 penalty minutes in 29 games.
A native of Ostvava, Czech Republic, Uher had a career year last season with WBS, posting career highs in games played (68), goals (7), assists (17), points (24), plus-minus (+9), penalty minutes (66) and shots (99). His three shorthanded goals were tied for first on the team.
Uher was Pittsburgh’s fifth-round (144th overall) draft pick in 2011. Before turning pro with WBS in 2012-13, he played three seasons with the Spokane Chiefs of the Western Hockey League (WHL). He led the Chiefs in goals with 33 during his final campaign with the team in 2011-12.
Uher represented the Czech Republic at the 2012 World Junior Championship (WJC), tallying three points (1G-2A) in six contests.