Playing left winger and wearing number 71, Nick Foligno played for the Ottawa Senators during the 2010/2011 NHL season. He reportedly earned $850,000 for his time on the ice. The total team salary for the Ottawa Senators was reportedly $50,083,333, so his salary represented 1.7% of that total team payroll. The average salary for a player on the Ottawa Senators was $2,384,920. The median salary was $900,000. He played a total of 82 games that season, with 14 goals and 20 assists - a total of 34 points. Dividing his reported salary by the number of games played, we find he earned $10,365.85 per game. Nick Foligno had a plus/minus of -19, 43 PIM (penalties in minutes), 5 PP (power play goals), 0 SH (short-handed goals), 3 GWG (game winning goals), and took 149 shots. He had a shooting percentage in the 2010/2011 season of 9.40%. 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 $60,714 and his salary per point was $25,000.
What about taxes? The hockey season is split between two calendar years, however, with a annual U.S.-based salary of $850,000 he can expect to pay around $272,784 in federal income taxes. That is about the same dollar amount of tax as the tax paid by 33 median high school teachers, 38 median police officers, or 54 median fire fighters. After paying the IRS, he would have $577,216 left over, although he still may have to pay city or state tax.