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Raphael Diaz
Born (1986-01-09)January 9, 1986,
Baar, Zug, Switzerland
5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Right
NHL team
F. teams
Montreal Canadiens
EV Zug (NLA)
Ntl. team Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2003–present

Raphael Diaz (born January 9, 1986) is a Swiss professional ice hockey defenceman of Spanish origin, currently playing with the Montreal Canadiens in the National Hockey League (NHL). He began his professional career with EV Zug in 2003.

Diaz was selected to play for the Switzerland men's national ice hockey team at the 2010 Winter Olympics. He previously represented Switzerland at 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 two-way contract with the Montreal Canadiens of the NHL.[1] Diaz scored his first NHL goal on Oct 18th, 2011, against Ryan Miller of the Buffalo Sabres in the 2nd Period.[2] He appeared as a rookie team member at the 2012 All Star game skills competition, as an injury replacement for Adam Larsson.[3] He participated in the G Series NHL Skills Challenge Relay performing the control relay skill skating with the puck through a series of 6 cones.[4]


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