New York Rangers
New York Rangers
Raphael Diaz
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RaphaelDiaz
POSITION: Defenseman
HEIGHT: 5' 11"
SHOOTS: Right
WEIGHT: 197
BIRTHDATE: 01/09/1986
AGE: 30
BIRTHPLACE: Baar, CHE
DRAFTED: undrafted
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.
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NHL Career:
2014-15: 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 power play goal, which was his second career NHL game-winning goal, on Feb. 2 vs. WPG ... Recorded a goal while skating in his 200th career NHL game on Mar. 30 at DAL ... Skated in three playoff games with Calgary ... 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.
2013-14: Split the season between Montreal, Vancouver, and the Rangers ... Established career-highs in games played (63) and shots on goal (68), and tied a career-high in assists (13) ... Notched 11 assists in 46 games with Montreal ... Tallied two assists on Oct. 12 at VAN ... Recorded an assist and posted a plus-two rating in 23:41 of ice time on Oct. 17 vs. CBJ ... Registered two primary assists, including one on the game- winning goal, and posted a plus-two rating on Oct. 29 vs. DAL ... Recorded the primary assist on the game-winning goal and posted a plus-one rating while skating in his 100th career NHL game on Nov. 10 vs. NYI ... Recorded two points (one goal, one assist) in six games with the Canucks ... Tallied a goal, registered four shots on goal, and posted a plus-one rating in a season-high 25:26 of ice time while making his Vancouver debut on Feb. 4 at BOS ... Acquired by the Rangers on Mar. 5 ... Registered two points (one goal, one assist) and posted a plus-five rating in 11 regular season games with the Rangers ... Posted a plus- one rating in 16:20 of ice time while making his Rangers debut on Mar. 22 at NJD ... Posted a plus-one rating in each of his first five games with the Rangers ... Tallied his first goal/point as a Ranger, registered four shots on goal, and posted a plus-one rating in 17:36 of ice time on Mar. 28 at CGY ... Notched his first assist as a Ranger and recorded four shots on goal on Mar. 30 at EDM ... Posted a plus-one rating in 18:30 of ice time on Apr. 10 vs. BUF ... Skated in four playoff games with the Rangers ... Established a single-game playoff career-high – and led all skaters – with six shots on goal in 19:30 of ice time while skating in his first playoff game as a Ranger in Game 3 of the Second Round vs. PIT on May 5.
2012-13: Established career- highs in average ice time (20:33), plus/minus rating (plus-four), power play assists (eight), and power play points (eight), and tied a career-high in assists (13) ... Ranked fourth on Montreal in average ice time, tied for fourth in power play assists, and ranked sixth in power play points and blocked shots (44) ... Ranked third among Montreal defensemen in assists, points (14), power play assists, and power play points, and tied for fourth in plus/minus rating ... Registered a point in 11 of 23 games in which he played, including an assist in 10 contests ... Tallied an assist/point in five of the first six games of the season from Jan. 19 vs. TOR to Jan. 30 at OTT (eight assists over the span) ... Established a career-high with a three-game assist/point streak from Jan. 19 vs. TOR to Jan. 24 at WSH (five assists) ... Recorded a multi-assist/point game in three contests over a four-game span from Jan. 22 vs. FLA to Jan. 29 vs. WPG, including two consecutive games on Jan. 22 vs. FLA and Jan. 24 at WSH ... Tied a career-high with a three-game point streak from Feb. 16 vs. PHI to Feb. 19 at NYR (one goal, two assists) ... Established a playoff career-high in games played (five) ... Logged 20:07 of ice time while making his NHL playoff debut in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals vs. OTT on May 2.
2011-12: Established career-highs in goals (three), assists (13), points (16), shorthanded assists (two), and shorthanded points (two) ... Tied for second among NHL defensemen in shorthanded assists and tied for third among NHL defensemen in shorthanded points ... Tied for second among NHL rookies in shorthanded assists and tied for third among NHL rookies in shorthanded points ... Tied for fifth among NHL rookie defensemen in assists ... Tied for second on Montreal in shorthanded assists and tied for fourth in shorthanded points ... Tied for third among Montreal defensemen in goals and power play assists (four), ranked fourth in power play points (four), and tied for fourth in points ... Recorded one shot on goal in 16:43 of ice time while making his NHL debut on Oct. 6 at TOR ... Notched his first career NHL assist/point and posted a plus-one rating in 21:58 of ice time on Oct. 15 vs. COL ... Registered his first career NHL goal on Oct. 18 vs. BUF ... Skated in a single-game career-high 27:48 of ice time on Dec. 1 at SJS ... Posted a multi-assist/ point game in two consecutive contests for the first time in his NHL career on Dec. 27 at OTT and Dec. 29 at TBL ... Established single-game career-highs with three assists, three points, and a plus-three rating on Dec. 27 at OTT ... Tallied his first career NHL game-winning goal on Jan. 21 at TOR.

European Career
2012-13:
Tallied 29 points (seven goals, 22 assists) and posted a plus-17 rating in 32 games with Zug in National League A (NLA) in Switzerland ... Named the Best Defenseman in the NLA for the second consecutive season in which he played in the league ... Tied for 10th in the NLA in plus/minus rating ... Ranked third among NLA defensemen in assists, ranked fourth in points, and tied for fourth in plus/minus rating ... Tallied one goal in three games with HC Davos at the Spengler Cup.
2010-11: Established NLA career-highs in goals (12) and points (39), and tied a career- high in assists (27) ... Named the Best Defense- man in the NLA for the first time in his career ... Ranked third among NLA defensemen in assists and points, tied for fourth in goals, and tied for eighth in plus/minus rating (plus-18) ... Ranked second on Zug in shots on goal (152), tied for second in plus/minus rating, tied for third in assists, and ranked fourth in points.
2009-10: Established an NLA career-high in assists (27) ... Ranked second among NLA defensemen in assists and tied for fifth in points ... Established NLA playoff career-highs in games played (13), assists (five), and points (six).
2008-09: Tied an NLA career-high in games played (50) ... Recorded 13 points (four goals, nine assists) in the regular season and two points (one goal, one assist) in 10 playoff games.
2007-08: Established an NLA career-high in games played (50) ... Tallied 14 points (three goals, 11 assists) during the regular season with Zug ... Skated in seven playoff games.
2006-07: Notched six points (two goals, four assists) during the regular season with Zug.
2005-06: Ranked third among team defensemen in goals (five).
2004-05: Recorded five points (one goal, four assists) in 41 games with Zug ... Skated in nine playoff games. 2003-04: Split the season be- tween EV Zug of NLA and EV Zug U20 of the Swiss Jr. League ... Notched three points (two goals, one assist) in 38 games with EV Zug ... Registered 11 points (six goals, five assists) in 15 games with EV Zug U20 ... Helped EV Zug U20 capture a league championship for the second consecutive season.
2002-03: Tallied 17 points (seven goals, 10 assists) in 30 games while helping EV Zug U20 capture a league championship.
2001-02: Notched one assist in four games with EV Zug U20.

International Career
2014:
Skated in four games while representing Switzerland at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. 2013: Notched one assist in four games while helping Switzerland capture a silver medal at the 2013 IIHF World Championship.
2011: Registered four points (three goals, one assist) and posted a plus-three rating in six games while representing Switzerland at the 2011 IIHF World Championship ... Named one of the Top 3 Players on his team in the tournament ... Tied for first among all tournament defensemen in goals and tied for sixth among all defensemen in the tournament in points ... Tied for the team lead in goals, tied for second in plus/minus rat- ing, and ranked third in points.
2010: Skated in five games while representing Switzerland at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia ... Made his Olympic debut on Feb. 16 against Team USA.
2008: Skated in seven games while representing Switzerland at the 2008 IIHF World Championship.
2006: Notched one assist in six games while representing Switzerland at the 2006 IIHF World Junior Championship.
2005: Tallied two points (one goal, one assist) in six games while rep- resenting Switzerland at the 2005 IIHF World Junior Championship ... Led team defensemen in goals and points and tied for first among team defensemen in assists.
2004: Registered four points (one goal, three assists) and posted a plus-seven rating in five games while helping Switzerland capture a gold medal at the 2004 IIHF U18 World Championship.