Meet the Blueshirts: Raphael Diaz
June, 3, 2014
By Mike Mazzeo | ESPNNewYork.com
Kostas Lymperopoulos/CSM, Kostas Lymperopoulos/Cal Sport MediaPosition: D
Born: Zurich, Switzerland
How Acquired: Acquired by the Rangers in a trade with the Montreal Canadiens on March 5, 2014 in exchange for a 2015 fifth-round draft pick.
In case you didn’t know ...
• Diaz has a hard slapshot, which enables the Rangers to use him the power play.
• He played eight seasons with EV Zug in his native country before finally signing with the Montreal Canadiens as an undrafted free agent on May 13, 2011.
• Diaz’s father is from Spain and his mother is Swiss.