Raphael Diaz (35) is to become ambassador for Sportlifeone. “When I was young, I would have been grateful to have had such a comprehensive network at my side,” Raphael Diaz recalls his early professional days. In his new role, the captain of the national ice hockey team plans to introduce younger players to this new option and inspire them to plan their careers and lives after sport early on.
“I am proud to now be the third ambassador for sportlifeone alongside Diego Benaglio and Pascal Zuberbühler,” says Raphael Diaz, as he looks forward to his new role. “I will recommend sportlifeone in particular to younger players who still want to develop their ecosystem around private topics.” Diaz knows that this service platform is already well-known among many Swiss ice hockey players. “sportlifeone is unique and fills a gap in Swiss professional sport,” says Diaz with conviction. “Anyone who is a member has instant access to these eight independent partner companies and can contact them when need be.”
Raphael Diaz has enjoyed a spotless career as a professional ice hockey player. He learned his trade at EV Zug where he signed his first professional contract. Diaz played in the National Hockey League for five years from 2016, starting with the Montreal Canadiens and continuing his North American adventure with the Vancouver Canucks, New York Rangers and Calgary Flames. With the EVZ, he played a total of 12 years in the highest Swiss division. He won the long-awaited championship title with the Central Swiss team this spring. In his isfinal career stagehe now plays the role as defender for HC Fribourg-Gottéron, where he has signed another four-year contract.
“On the ice I want to give it my best, but at the same time I also want to carefully prepare for the next stage of my life,” reveals Diaz, who is in his 19th season as a professional ice hockey player. ” Now, that I have the professional support of sportlifeone, I can fully concentrate on my role as a player.”