New York Rangers
Raphael Diaz
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RaphaelDiaz
POSITION: Defenseman
HEIGHT: 5' 11"
SHOOTS: Right
WEIGHT: 197
BIRTHDATE: 01/09/1986
BIRTHPLACE: Baar, CHE
DRAFTED: undrafted
2012-13: Set 2 personal-highs with a 3-game assist/point streak (Jan. 19 to 24), posting a 0-5-5 record... Became the 1st Swiss-born player to register 5 points in his 1st 3 games of a season... Led the NHL defensemen in Jan. with 8 points (tied with 4 players)... Finished tied for 4th in the NHL in Jan. (and tied for 1st among defensemen) with 8 assists... Ranked tied for 2nd in the NHL in Jan. with 6 powerplay assists and tied for 5th with 6 powerplay points... Had a 3-game point streak (Feb. 16 to 19), posting a 1-2-3 record... Return to action on April 20 vs. WSH after missing 25 games due to a concussion suffered on Feb. 25 at OTT... 2011-12: Played his 1st career NHL game on Oct. 6 at TOR... Recorded his 1st career point (assist) in the NHL on Oct. 15 vs. COL... Tallied his 1st career goal, and registered 4 shots and 4 blocked shots on Oct. 18 vs. BUF... Ranked 2nd among rookie defensemen in Oct. with 26 blocked shots... Returned to action on Dec. 19 at BOS after missing 2 games due to the flu... Became the 3rd rookie defenseman in franchise history to record 3 assists in one period (in the 1st) on Dec. 27 at OTT... Led the team defensemen in Dec. with 7 points (tied with T. Kaberle)... Led the team in Dec. with a +2 differential (tied with D. Desharnais and L. Leblanc)... Was part of the roster of rookies at the All-Star Weekend... Suffered a season-ending lower-body injury on Feb. 28 at TBL... Ranked 3rd among NHL rookie defensemen with 102 blocked shots... 2010-11: Led his team and finished 3rd among league defensemen in goals (12), assists (27) and points (39)... Added 6 points (2-4-6) and 4 penalty minutes in 10 playoff games... Recorded 4 points (3-1-4) in 6 games at the World Championship, finishing tied for 1st in goals among defense- men and being selected as one of Switzerland’s 3 best players by coaches... 2009-10: Produced 31 points (4-27-31) in 49 games with EV Zug... Added 6 points (1-5-6) and 10 penalty minutes in 13 playoff games... Suited up for Switzerland at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics, serving 4 penalty minutes in 5 games... 2008-09: Finished with 13 points (4-9-13) and 36 penalty minutes in 50 games, adding 2 points (1-1-2) and 4 penalty minutes in 10 playoff games... 2007-08: Appeared in 50 games totaling 14 points (3-11-14) and 44 penalty minutes... Played 7 games for Switzerland at the World Championship... 2006-07: Tallied 6 points (2-4-6) and 22 penalty minutes in 44 games, adding 1 assist and 6 penalty minutes in 12 playoff games... 2005-06: Had 7 points (5-2-7) and 34 penalty minutes in 35 games... Recorded 1 assist in 6 games for Switzerland at the WJC... 2004- 05: Totaled 5 points (1-4-5) and 12 penalty minutes... Registered 2 points (1-1-2) and 8 penalty minutes in 6 games for Switzerland at the WJC... 2003-04: In in his 1st pro season, amassed 3 points (2-1-3) in 38 games with EV Zug... Produced 11 points (6-5-11) and served 22 penalty minutes in 15 games with EV Zug Jr... Suited up for Switzerland at the 2004 IIHF World U18 Championship (Div. 1), recording 4 points (1-3-4), 4 penalty minutes and a +7 differential in 5 games... 2002-03: Ranked 1st among team defensemen with 17 points (7-10-17), in 30 games with EV Zug Jr... Added 2 points (1-1-2) in 7 playoff games... 2001-02: Collected 1 assist in 4 games with EV Zug Jr...