Playing left winger and wearing number 40, Henrik Zetterberg played for the Detroit Red Wings during the 2010/2011 NHL season. He reportedly had a salary of $7,750,000. The total team salary for the Detroit Red Wings was reportedly $64,325,000, so his salary represented 12.0% of that total team payroll. That season, the average salary for a player on the Detroit Red Wings was $2,474,038, while the median salary was $1,250,000. He played a total of 80 games that season, with 24 goals and 56 assists - a total of 80 points. To find out how much he earned per game played, we can divide his reported salary by the number of games played. He earned $96,875.00 per game. Henrik Zetterberg had a plus/minus of -1, 40 PIM (penalties in minutes), 10 PP (power play goals), 0 SH (short-handed goals), 3 GWG (game winning goals), and took 306 shots. He had a shooting percentage in the 2010/2011 season of 7.80%. 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 $322,917 and his salary per point was $96,875.
Don't forget about taxes. Although each NHL season is composed of months two separate calendar years, having a salary in the United States of $7,750,000 we can estimate that he would have to hand over $2,687,784 in federal income taxes. For comparison, that is about the same amount of tax as the tax paid by 330 median high school teachers, 376 median police officers, or 533 median fire fighters. After paying the federal government, he would have $5,062,216 left over. However, he may still need to use some of that money to pay state or city taxes as well.