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Raphael Diaz

Raphael Diaz

New York Rangers  Defenseman
BIRTHDATE: January 9, 1986  (AGE 29)
HEIGHT: 5' 11" BIRTHPLACE: Baar, Switzerland
Shoots: Right
ENTERING THE 2015-16 SEASON: - Is tied for fourth among Swiss-born defensemen in NHL history in assists (41) and ranks fifth among Swiss-born defensemen in games played (201), goals (eight), and points (49) - Has skated in 11 career regular season games and four career playoff games with the Rangers (all during the 2013-14 season); has recorded two points (one goal, one assist) and has posted a plus-five rating during the regular season with the Rangers 2014-15 NOTES: - Calgary posted a 4-0-0 record when he tallied a point - Was credited with one blocked shot and posted a plus-one rating in 14:37 of ice time while making his Flames debut on Oct. 9 at EDM - Registered his first career NHL PPG, which was his second career NHL GWG, on Feb. 2 vs. WPG - Recorded a goal while skating in his 200th career NHL game on Mar. 30 at DAL - Posted a plus-one rating while making his first playoff appearance with the Flames in Game 3 of the Second Round vs. ANA on May 5
Signed as a free agent by Montreal, May 13, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Zug (Swiss), September 15, 2012. Traded to Vancouver by Montreal for Dale Weise, February 3, 2014. Traded to NY Rangers by Vancouver for NY Rangers' 5th round choice (Ryan Pilon) in 2015 Entry Draft, March 5, 2014. Signed as a free agent by Calgary, October 6, 2014. Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, July 1, 2015.
Quote of the Day

It seems like I'm kind of making it a little difficult on myself here the last two games.

— Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane after tying the record for longest point streak by an American-born player with an assist on Duncan Keith's goal with 26.6 seconds left against the Anaheim Ducks Friday
World Cup of Hockey 2016