The New York Rangers have acquired defenseman Raphael Diaz from the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for a fifth round pick.

Raphael Diaz joins the Rangers.

Raphael Diaz joins the Rangers.

 SPECTOR’S NOTE: Diaz’s tenure with the Canucks was a short one, having been acquired from Montreal earlier in the season. He’s a smooth-skating, puck-moving blueliner. Perhaps he’ll fit on their power-play or fill the void from the Rangers dealing away Michael Del Zotto earlier this season.