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Raphael Diaz | Defenseman

Team: Calgary Flames
Age / DOB:  (28) / 1/9/1986
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 197
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It was a great day for the country of Switzerland as Raphael Diaz got back into the Calgary lineup after being a healthy scratch for the last five games.
While that in itself was nothing special as Diaz lined up against his former Montreal teammates, the Flames had three Swiss players in their lineup, the first time that has ever occurred in the NHL. Goaltender Jonas Hiller and former first rounder Sven Baertschi were also in the Calgary lineup. Diaz was held off the scoresheet in the 6-2 win. Nov 3 - 5:40 AM
Source: Calgary Sun

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Raphael Diaz will draw back into the lineup on Wednesday.

He has been scratched for the past two games and three times this season. Diaz had one block and a plus-1 rating in 14:37 of ice time during his Calgary debut on Oct. 9. He's back in the fold because of an injury to Deryk Engelland.
Source: Calgary Sun
Oct 15 - 4:30 PM

The Calgary Flames have signed defenseman Raphael Diaz to a one-year contract.

Diaz was with the Flames on a tryout this preseason. He played 63 games last season with the Montreal Canadiens, Vancouver Canucks and New York Rangers and had two goals and 13 assists.
Oct 6 - 10:14 PM

Raphael Diaz has recorded three assists in four preseason games.

Diaz is trying to earn a contract with Calgary after joining its training camp on a tryout basis. He had two goals and 15 points in 63 games last season.
Source: Calgary Sun
Sep 30 - 7:27 AM

Raphael Diaz is hoping to land a contract with the Calgary Flames before the start of the regular season.

Diaz is in Flames training camp on a pro try-out. Coach Bob Hartley has been impressed with the Swiss blue liner so far. "He’s been good, especially on the power play and seems to be fitting in real well," said Hartley. "But we have depth at every position and there’s going to be battles." Diaz is an offensive defenseman but he does struggle with consistency at times. If he can crack Calgary’s line-up, he will certainly see some time on the power play. The 28-year-old registered 2 goals and 15 points in 63 games with the Habs, Canucks and Rangers last season.
Sep 25 - 4:16 PM

Raphael Diaz will reportedly attend training camp with the Calgary Flames, according to reports from Switzerland.

Diaz played 63 games last season with Montreal, Vancouver and the New York Rangers. He was invited to Detroit's training camp as well, but apparently has declined that offer.
Sep 8 - 12:55 PM

The Detroit Red Wings have offered defenseman Raphael Diaz a training camp tryout, but the 28 year-old has not decided whether to accept the offer.

Red Wings general manager Ken Holland says that Diaz has other options on the table and will mull over the offer. Diaz journeyed through three teams last season in Montreal, Vancouver and the New York Rangers. He would serve a purpose on the Wings' blueline, which needs another right handed shot. The 5'11, 197 pound was a standout blueliner in the Swiss league before attempting to break through in the NHL in 2012.
Sep 7 - 7:05 PM

Defenseman Raphael Diaz is apparently mulling over three tryout offers.

Diaz remains unsigned after playing for the Rangers last season. He will allegedly make a decision by this weekend as to which training camp he will attend. Once a promising offensive rearguard, Diaz is no longer a fantasy asset no matter where he lands.
Sep 6 - 9:39 AM

Raphael Diaz probably won't be New York's lineup for Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final on Saturday night.

John Moore is poised to return from his suspension after he missed Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Final and Wednesday's Cup Final opener. Diaz played in Moore's place alongside Kevin Klein in both of those contests. He logged just 10:15 in Game 1 versus Los Angeles.
Jun 6 - 8:07 AM

Raphael Diaz is expected to play in Game 6 on Thursday night.

The Rangers won't have John Moore in the lineup for their next two games because of a suspension, so the former Montreal Canadiens defender will get a chance to play against his old team. Diaz skated in two playoff games for New York during the Pittsburgh series in Round 2.
May 29 - 11:14 AM

Raphael Diaz played well in his Ranger debut Saturday against the Devils.

He paired with Kevin Klein in place of the injured John Moore, and held his own in the 16:20 of ice time he received. Most importantly, Diaz did get 4:06 of ice time on the Ranger power play. See how he does Sunday night against Toronto. If he has some success with the man advantage he may worth rostering if Moore's concussion keeps him out of action for a prolonged stretch.
Source: NY Post
Mar 23 - 11:18 AM

Raphael Diaz will play in his first game with the Rangers on Saturday night.

He'll occupy the left side, which isn't his regular position, with Kevin Klein against New Jersey. Diaz is also expected to see power-play time in the contest. He has 13 points in 52 games with Montreal and Vancouver this season.
Mar 22 - 5:22 PM

Raphael Diaz is projected to be a healthy scratch on Friday.

Diaz was acquired from the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for a fifth round pick on Wednesday. He will probably make his Rangers debut on Sunday instead.
Mar 7 - 10:20 AM

Raphael Diaz has been dealt to the New York Rangers for a fifth-round draft pick.

He had one goal and one assist in six games with the Vancouver Canucks after he was acquired from the Montreal Canadiens. Diaz has picked up 13 points in 52 contests with Vancouver and Montreal this season.
Mar 5 - 3:07 PM

Raphael Diaz scored his first goal of the season in his first game for the Canucks during a 4-1 loss to Boston Tuesday night.

The struggling defenseman was dealt from Montreal on Monday after struggling to find his game early on this season. Safe to say, he made a pretty good first impression in an otherwise dull effort by his new team.
Feb 4 - 10:06 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Mikael Backlund
2Matt Stajan
3Sean Monahan
4Paul Byron
5Max Reinhart
6Sam Bennett
7Markus Granlund
8Corban Knight
LW1Curtis Glencross
2Sven Baertschi
3Mason Raymond
4Brandon Bollig
5Lance Bouma
6Johnny Gaudreau
RW1Jiri Hudler
2Joe Colborne
3David Jones
4Brian McGrattan
5Michael Ferland
D1Mark Giordano
2Dennis Wideman
3T.J. Brodie
4Kris Russell
5Ladislav Smid
6Raphael Diaz
7Deryk Engelland
G1Jonas Hiller
2Karri Ramo