Antti Miettinen wore number 20 while playing right winger for the Minnesota Wild in the 2010/2011 NHL season. His salary for the time he spent on the ice that season was reportedly $2,500,000. The total team salary for the Minnesota Wild was reportedly $56,035,000, so his salary represented 4.5% of that total team payroll. The average salary for a player on the Minnesota Wild was $2,436,304. The median salary was $2,400,000. He played a total of 73 games that season, with 16 goals and 19 assists - a total of 35 points. Dividing his reported salary by the number of games played, we find he earned $34,246.58 per game. Antti Miettinen had a plus/minus of -3, 38 PIM (penalties in minutes), 8 PP (power play goals), 0 SH (short-handed goals), 4 GWG (game winning goals), and took 168 shots. He had a shooting percentage in the 2010/2011 season of 9.50%. We can divide his salary by the number of goals scored, as well as by the number of points (goals plus assists), if we want to try to evaluate his performance strictly on offense. His salary per goal scored was $156,250 and his salary per point was $71,429.
What about taxes? The hockey season is split between two calendar years, however, with a annual U.S.-based salary of $2,500,000 he can expect to pay around $850,284 in federal income taxes. That is about the same dollar amount of tax as the tax paid by 104 median high school teachers, 119 median police officers, or 169 median fire fighters. After paying the IRS, he would have $1,649,716 left over, although he still may have to pay city or state tax.