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Antoine Vermette Columbus Blue Jackets 2010-2011 NHL statistics
Wearing number 50, Antoine Vermette played the position of left winger while playing for the Columbus Blue Jackets during the 2010/2011 National Hockey League season. He reportedly earned $3,750,000 for his time on the ice. The total team salary for the Columbus Blue Jackets was reportedly $56,440,000, so his salary was about 6.6% of the team's total reported payroll. The median salary for a player on the Columbus Blue Jackets was $1,750,000. The average salary was $2,090,370. During the 82 games that he played that season, he scored 19 goals and had 28 assists - a total of 47 points. If we divide his reported salary by the number of games played, we find he earned $45,731.71 per game played. Antoine Vermette had a plus/minus of 0, 60 PIM (penalties in minutes), 3 PP (power play goals), 1 SH (short-handed goals), 3 GWG (game winning goals), and took 183 shots. He had a shooting percentage in the 2010/2011 season of 10.40%. If we want to evaluate his performance strictly on offense, we can divide his salary by the number of goals scored, as well as by the number of points (goals plus assists). His salary per goal scored was $197,368 and his salary per point was $79,787.
But then, there are taxes. Each hockey season is played during two calendar years, however, given an annual salary in the U.S. of $3,750,000 we can estimate that he would have to pay $1,287,784 in federal income taxes. That is about the same amount of tax as the tax paid by 158 median high school teachers, 180 median police officers, or 255 median fire fighters. After paying the IRS, he would have $2,462,216 left over. However, he may still have to use some of that money to pay state or city taxes as well.