Wearing number 31, Antti Niemi played the position of goaltender while playing for the San Jose Sharks during the 2010/2011 National Hockey League season. His salary for the time he spent on the ice that season was reportedly $2,000,000. The total team salary for the San Jose Sharks was reportedly $62,321,662, so his salary was about 3.2% of the team's total reported payroll. The median salary for a player on the San Jose Sharks was $1,950,000, while the average salary was $2,596,735. During the 60 games that he played that season, he scored 0 goals and had 1 assist - a total of 1 point. Dividing his reported salary by the number of games played, we find he earned $33,333.33 per game. Antti Niemi had a plus/minus of 0, 2 PIM (penalties in minutes), 0 PP (power play goals), 0 SH (short-handed goals), 0 GWG (game winning goals), and took 0 shots. He had a shooting percentage in the 2010/2011 season of 0.00%. His goaltending statistics include 3524 min, 1741 SA (shots against), 140 GA (goals against), 2.38 GAA (goals against average), 92.00% save percent, and a record of 35-18-6, including 6 shutouts. If we want to try to evaluate his performance strictly as a goaltender, we can divide his salary by the number of shots against. His salary per shot against was $1,149.
What about taxes? The hockey season is split between two calendar years, however, with a annual U.S.-based salary of $2,000,000 he can expect to pay around $675,284 in federal income taxes. That is about the same dollar amount of tax as the tax paid by 83 median high school teachers, 94 median police officers, or 134 median fire fighters. After paying the IRS, he would have $1,324,716 left over, although he still may have to pay city or state tax.