Wearing number 59, Chad LaRose played the position of left winger while playing for the Carolina Hurricanes during the 2010/2011 National Hockey League season. He earned a salary, reportedly, of $1,900,000. The total team salary for the Carolina Hurricanes was reportedly $45,735,000, so his salary was about 4.2% of the team's total reported payroll. The median salary for a player on the Carolina Hurricanes was $1,900,000, while the average salary was $2,177,857. During the 82 games that he played that season, he scored 16 goals and had 15 assists - a total of 31 points. Dividing his reported salary by the number of games played, we find he earned $23,170.73 per game. Chad LaRose had a plus/minus of -21, 59 PIM (penalties in minutes), 2 PP (power play goals), 1 SH (short-handed goals), 0 GWG (game winning goals), and took 176 shots. He had a shooting percentage in the 2010/2011 season of 9.10%. 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 $118,750 and his salary per point was $61,290.
What about taxes? The hockey season is split between two calendar years, however, with a annual U.S.-based salary of $1,900,000 he can expect to pay around $640,284 in federal income taxes. That is about the same dollar amount of tax as the tax paid by 79 median high school teachers, 89 median police officers, or 127 median fire fighters. After paying the IRS, he would have $1,259,716 left over, although he still may have to pay city or state tax.