The Blueshirts agreed to terms with Taylor Pyatt on a two-year deal worth $3.1 million, a source confirmed to ESPNNewYork.com.
Pyatt, 30, spent the last three seasons with the Phoenix Coyotes. The 6-4, 230-pound Thunder Bay, Ont. native finished with nine goals and 10 assists in 73 games for the Coyotes in 2011-12.
Physicality seems to be a priority for the Rangers. On Sunday, the first day of the NHL's 2012 free-agency period, the team signed both physical forwards Arron Asham and Micheal Haley and rugged defenseman Stu Bickel.