Paul Stastny wore number 26 while playing center for the Colorado Avalanche in the 2010/2011 NHL season. He earned a salary, reportedly, of $6,600,000. The total team salary for the Colorado Avalanche was reportedly $39,872,500, so his salary represented 16.6% of that total team payroll. The average salary for a player on the Colorado Avalanche was $1,594,900. The median salary was $1,000,000. He played a total of 74 games that season, with 22 goals and 35 assists - a total of 57 points. Dividing his reported salary by the number of games played, we find he earned $89,189.19 per game. Paul Stastny had a plus/minus of -7, 56 PIM (penalties in minutes), 4 PP (power play goals), 1 SH (short-handed goals), 3 GWG (game winning goals), and took 181 shots. He had a shooting percentage in the 2010/2011 season of 12.20%. 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 $300,000 and his salary per point was $115,789.
What about taxes? The hockey season is split between two calendar years, however, with a annual U.S.-based salary of $6,600,000 he can expect to pay around $2,285,284 in federal income taxes. That is about the same dollar amount of tax as the tax paid by 281 median high school teachers, 319 median police officers, or 453 median fire fighters. After paying the IRS, he would have $4,314,716 left over, although he still may have to pay city or state tax.