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Marc-Andre Fleury Pittsburgh Penguins 2010-2011 NHL statistics
During the 2010/2011 NHL season, Marc-Andre Fleury played goaltender for the Pittsburgh Penguins, wearing number 29. He reportedly had a salary of $5,500,000. The total team salary for the Pittsburgh Penguins was reportedly $67,737,500, so his salary was about 8.1% 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 65 games that he played that season, he scored 0 goals and had 1 assist - a total of 1 point. Dividing his reported salary by the number of games played, we find he earned $84,615.38 per game. Marc-Andre Fleury had a plus/minus of 0, 10 PIM (penalties in minutes), 0 PP (power play goals), 0 SH (short-handed goals), 0 GWG (game winning goals), and took 0 shots. He had a shooting percentage in the 2010/2011 season of 0.00%. His goaltending statistics include 3695 min, 1742 SA (shots against), 143 GA (goals against), 2.32 GAA (goals against average), 91.80% save percent, and a record of 36-20-5, including 3 shutouts. If we want to try to evaluate his performance strictly as a goaltender, we can divide his salary by the number of shots against. His salary per shot against was $3,157.
What about taxes? The hockey season is split between two calendar years, however, with a annual U.S.-based salary of $5,500,000 he can expect to pay around $1,900,284 in federal income taxes. That is about the same dollar amount of tax as the tax paid by 233 median high school teachers, 266 median police officers, or 377 median fire fighters. After paying the IRS, he would have $3,599,716 left over, although he still may have to pay city or state tax.
Author: Mark McCracken is a corporate trainer and author living in Higashi Osaka, Japan. He is the author of thousands of online articles as well as the Business English textbook, "25 Business Skills in English".