Playing defenseman and wearing number 9, Ian White played for the San Jose Sharks during the 2010/2011 NHL season. He reportedly earned $2,999,995 for his time on the ice. The total team salary for the San Jose Sharks was reportedly $62,321,662, so his salary represented 4.8% of that total team payroll. The average salary for a player on the San Jose Sharks was $2,596,735. The median salary was $1,950,000. He played a total of 78 games that season, with 4 goals and 22 assists - a total of 26 points. Dividing his reported salary by the number of games played, we find he earned $38,461.47 per game. Ian White had a plus/minus of 3, 26 PIM (penalties in minutes), 1 PP (power play goals), 0 SH (short-handed goals), 0 GWG (game winning goals), and took 138 shots. He had a shooting percentage in the 2010/2011 season of 2.90%. 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 $749,999 and his salary per point was $115,384.
What about taxes? The hockey season is split between two calendar years, however, with a annual U.S.-based salary of $2,999,995 he can expect to pay around $1,025,282 in federal income taxes. That is about the same dollar amount of tax as the tax paid by 126 median high school teachers, 143 median police officers, or 203 median fire fighters. After paying the IRS, he would have $1,974,713 left over, although he still may have to pay city or state tax.