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Chris Kunitz Pittsburgh Penguins 2010-2011 NHL statistics


During the 2010/2011 NHL season, Chris Kunitz played left winger for the Pittsburgh Penguins, wearing number 14. His salary for the time he spent on the ice that season was reportedly $3,800,000. The total team salary for the Pittsburgh Penguins was reportedly $67,737,500, so his salary was about 5.6% of the team's total reported payroll. The median salary for a player on the Pittsburgh Penguins was $1,325,000, while the average salary was $2,605,288. During the 66 games that he played that season, he scored 23 goals and had 25 assists - a total of 48 points. Dividing his reported salary by the number of games played, we find he earned $57,575.76 per game. Chris Kunitz had a plus/minus of 18, 47 PIM (penalties in minutes), 7 PP (power play goals), 1 SH (short-handed goals), 2 GWG (game winning goals), and took 133 shots. He had a shooting percentage in the 2010/2011 season of 17.30%. 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 $165,217 and his salary per point was $79,167.

What about taxes? The hockey season is split between two calendar years, however, with a annual U.S.-based salary of $3,800,000 he can expect to pay around $1,305,284 in federal income taxes. That is about the same dollar amount of tax as the tax paid by 160 median high school teachers, 182 median police officers, or 259 median fire fighters. After paying the IRS, he would have $2,494,716 left over, although he still may have to pay city or state tax.


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