During the 2010/2011 NHL season, Matt Gilroy played defenseman for the New York Rangers, wearing number 97. He reportedly earned $2,100,000 for his time on the ice. The total team salary for the New York Rangers was reportedly $64,557,500, so his salary was about 3.3% of the team's total reported payroll. The median salary for a player on the New York Rangers was $1,500,000. The average salary was $2,391,018. During the 58 games that he played that season, he scored 3 goals and had 8 assists - a total of 11 points. If we divide his reported salary by the number of games played, we find he earned $36,206.90 per game played. Matt Gilroy had a plus/minus of 5, 14 PIM (penalties in minutes), 0 PP (power play goals), 0 SH (short-handed goals), 1 GWG (game winning goals), and took 75 shots. He had a shooting percentage in the 2010/2011 season of 4.00%. 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 $700,000 and his salary per point was $190,909.
But then, there are taxes. Each hockey season is played during two calendar years, however, given an annual salary in the U.S. of $2,100,000 we can estimate that he would have to pay $710,284 in federal income taxes. That is about the same amount of tax as the tax paid by 87 median high school teachers, 99 median police officers, or 141 median fire fighters. After paying the IRS, he would have $1,389,716 left over. However, he may still have to use some of that money to pay state or city taxes as well.