Canadiens sign Raphael Diaz

Updated: May 13, 2011, 10:44 PM ET
Associated Press

MONTREAL -- The Montreal Canadiens have signed Swiss defenseman Raphael Diaz to a one-year contract.

The 25-year-old free agent got a two-way deal that will pay him $900,000 if he sticks with the big club.

"We are very pleased to have reached an agreement with Raphael Diaz, who we strongly believe has all the attributes to play in the NHL," general manager Pierre Gauthier said Friday in a statement. "Raphael is a defenseman with excellent offensive and defensive skills, who constantly ...

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