Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Raphael Diaz
Raphael Diaz was born on January 9, 1986 in Baar, Zug, Switzerland. A standout for EV Zug of the Swiss Elite League, Diaz represented Switzerland at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games as well as the 2004 IIHF World U18 Championships, the 2005 and 2006 IIHF World U20 Championship, and the 2008 Ice Hockey World Championship.

On May 13, 2011, Diaz signed a one year contract with the Montreal Canadiens and joined the club for the 2011-12 season. In 59 games for the Habs he recorded three goals and 13 assists.

Diaz would return to Switzerland for the start of the 2012-13 and would return to the Canadiens following resolution of the lockout. In his second North American campaign he would record a goal and 13 assists in 23 games.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
2001-02 EV Zug Jr. Swiss-Jr. 4 0 1 1 0
2002-03 EV Zug Jr. Swiss-Jr. 30 7 10 17 32 7 1 1 2 12
2003-04 EV Zug Jr. Swiss-Jr. 15 6 5 11 22
2003-04 EV Zug Swiss 38 2 1 3 16 5 0 0 0 2
2003-04 Switzerland WJ18-B 5 1 3 4 4 +7
2004-05 EV Zug Swiss 41 1 4 5 12 9 0 0 0 4
2004-05 Switzerland WJC-A 6 1 1 2 8
2005-06 EV Zug Swiss 35 5 2 7 34 7 0 0 0 4
2005-06 Switzerland WJC-A 6 0 1 1 6
2006-07 EV Zug Swiss 44 2 4 6 22 12 0 1 1 6
2007-08 EV Zug Swiss 50 3 11 14 44 7 0 0 0 4
2007-08 Switzerland WC-A 7 0 0 0 0 -2
2008-09 EV Zug Swiss 50 4 9 13 36 +3 10 1 1 2 4
2009-10 EV Zug Swiss 49 4 27 31 22 +8 13 1 5 6 10
2009-10 Switzerland Olympics 5 0 0 0 4 -2
2010-11 EV Zug Swiss 45 12 27 39 26 10 2 4 6 4
2010-11 Switzerland WC-A 6 3 1 4 4 +3
2011-12 Montreal Canadiens NHL 59 3 13 16 30 -7
2012-13 EV Zug Swiss 32 7 22 29 12
2012-13 Montreal Canadiens NHL 23 1 13 14 6 +4 5 0 0 0 0
2012-13 Switzerland WC-A 4 0 1 1 0 0
2013-14 Montreal Canadiens NHL 46 0 11 11 12 -4
2013-14 Vancouver Canucks NHL 6 1 1 2 0 -3
2013-14 Switzerland Olympics 4 0 0 0 4 0
2013-14 New York Rangers NHL 11 1 1 2 4 +5 4 0 0 0 0
2014-15 Calgary Flames NHL 56 2 2 4 10 -3 3 0 0 0 0
2015-16 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 37 6 15 21 16 +11
2015-16 New York Rangers NHL 1 0 1 1 0
2015-16 Switzerland WC-A 5 0 6 6 2 +2
2016-17 EV Zug Swiss 46 8 22 30 28 16 5 9 14 6
2016-17 Switzerland WC-A 8 0 1 1 5 0
NHL Totals 201 8 41 49 62 13 0 1 1 0


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 pick (Ryan Pilon) in 2015 NHL 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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