Rangers buoy attack with Taylor Pyatt

Updated: July 3, 2012, 7:11 PM ET
By Katie Strang | ESPNNewYork.com

While the rest of the hockey world continued to wait for unrestricted (and undecided) free agents Zach Parise and Ryan Suter, the New York Rangers added size up front.

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.

Katie Strang covers the Rangers, Islanders and Devils for ESPNNewYork.com. She is a graduate of Michigan State University and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
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