Meet the Blueshirts: Raphael Diaz

June, 3, 2014
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Raphael DiazKostas Lymperopoulos/CSM, Kostas Lymperopoulos/Cal Sport Media
Position: D
Number: 4
Age: 28
Born: Zurich, Switzerland
Height: 5-11
Weight: 197
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.

Mike Mazzeo

ESPN New York Writer

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