Playing center and wearing number 10, Bryan Little played for the Winnipeg Jets during the 2010/2011 NHL season. He earned a salary, reportedly, of $1,650,000. The total team salary for the Winnipeg Jets was reportedly $39,035,750, so his salary represented 4.2% of that total team payroll. The average salary for a player on the Winnipeg Jets was $1,697,206. The median salary was $1,000,000. He played a total of 76 games that season, with 18 goals and 30 assists - a total of 48 points. Dividing his reported salary by the number of games played, we find he earned $21,710.53 per game. Bryan Little had a plus/minus of 11, 33 PIM (penalties in minutes), 2 PP (power play goals), 2 SH (short-handed goals), 1 GWG (game winning goals), and took 158 shots. He had a shooting percentage in the 2010/2011 season of 11.40%. 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 $91,667 and his salary per point was $34,375.
What about taxes? The hockey season is split between two calendar years, however, with a annual U.S.-based salary of $1,650,000 he can expect to pay around $552,784 in federal income taxes. That is about the same dollar amount of tax as the tax paid by 68 median high school teachers, 77 median police officers, or 110 median fire fighters. After paying the IRS, he would have $1,097,216 left over, although he still may have to pay city or state tax.