"I've been here for two and a half season. I want to stay in the NHL and continue to learn. This is the best league in the world," he said. "I played 60 games this season, which is not bad, but you want to play every game."
Diaz has been traded from the Montréal Canadiens to the Vancouver Canucks at the beginning of February, before moved again to the New York Rangers shortly before the trade deadline.
An injury within the Rangers' defensive core allowed the 28-year-old defenseman to get into the lineup. Since then, Diaz has completed a total of eleven games with the Blueshirts, scoring one goal and one assist.
Raphael Diaz will be an unrestricted free agent after this season, which means that he can negotiate with any team he wants during summer. If the Rangers will keep him in the end, or if he has to go down a different road is written in the stars at the moment.