Canucks Acquire Raphael Diaz for Dale Weise
In his first day back on the job, John Tortorella is getting himself a new player, as the Canucks have acquired Montreal defenseman Raphael Diaz in exchange for forward Dale Weise.
Diaz, 28, a pending UFA making $1.225 million this season, is not the most physical rearguard in the league, but was one of only three Canadiens with at least 100 blocked shots ? something that should fit Tortorella?s style well.
Weise, 25, is currently on a one-year, $750,000 deal and will be a restricted free agent at season's end and has spent the last three years in Vancouver carving a niche as a speedy, bottom-six checking forward that?s not afraid to fight.