The New York Rangers announced Thursday the signing of free agent forward Nick Tarnasky. Terms of the deal were not released.
Tarnasky, 29, skated in 76 games with the Hamilton Bulldogs of the American Hockey League last season, registering 13 goals and nine assists, along with 144 penalty minutes.
He established a career-high and led Hamilton in games played. Tarnasky also led Hamilton in penalty minutes and tied for fifth on the team in goals and power play goals (four). He skated in his 300th career AHL game on Oct. 26 and tallied his 100th career AHL point with an assist on Dec. 28 at Utica.
The 6-foot-2, 230-pounder has skated in 245 career NHL games over parts of five seasons with Tampa Bay, Nashville, and Florida, registering 13 goals and 17 assists for 30 points, along with 297 penalty minutes.
He made his NHL debut with the Lightning on Oct. 20, 2005.
The Rocky Mountain House, Alberta native originally was selected by Tampa Bay in the ninth round in the 2003.