|Born||January 9, 1986 |
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Weight||198 lb (90 kg; 14 st 2 lb)|
|National team||Template:Country data SUI|
Raphael Diaz (born Raphael Salvador Diaz on January 9, 1986) is a Swiss professional ice hockey defenceman currently playing for the Vancouver Canucks in the National Hockey League (NHL).
In 2003, Raphael began his professional career with EV Zug. On May 13, 2011, he signed a one year two-way contract with the Montreal Canadiens of the NHL.
On October 18, 2011, Raphael scored his first NHL goal against Ryan Miller of the Buffalo Sabres in the 2nd period.
He appeared as a rookie team member at the 2012 All Star game skills competition, as an injury replacement for Adam Larsson.
Raphael participated in the G Series NHL Skills Challenge Relay performing the control relay skill skating with the puck through a series of six cones.
On February 3, 2014, he was traded to the Vancouver Canucks for Dale Weise.
|Junior int'l totals||17||2||5||7||18|
|Senior int'l totals||18||3||1||4||8|
|Men's Ice hockey|
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Raphael 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.
Raphael's father is originally from Spain while his mother is Swiss.
His name was originally "Rafael" and is still used by the Swiss national team. Even though his passport uses "Raphael," he uses that as his official name.