Ryan Getzlaf wore number 15 while playing center for the Anaheim Ducks in the 2010/2011 NHL season. He earned a salary, reportedly, of $5,125,000. The total team salary for the Anaheim Ducks was reportedly $53,977,500, so his salary represented 9.5% of that total team payroll. The average salary for a player on the Anaheim Ducks was $2,076,057. The median salary was $1,275,000. He played a total of 67 games that season, with 19 goals and 57 assists - a total of 76 points. Dividing his reported salary by the number of games played, we find he earned $76,492.54 per game. Ryan Getzlaf had a plus/minus of 14, 35 PIM (penalties in minutes), 7 PP (power play goals), 0 SH (short-handed goals), 4 GWG (game winning goals), and took 117 shots. He had a shooting percentage in the 2010/2011 season of 16.20%. 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 $269,737 and his salary per point was $67,434.
What about taxes? The hockey season is split between two calendar years, however, with a annual U.S.-based salary of $5,125,000 he can expect to pay around $1,769,034 in federal income taxes. That is about the same dollar amount of tax as the tax paid by 217 median high school teachers, 247 median police officers, or 351 median fire fighters. After paying the IRS, he would have $3,355,966 left over, although he still may have to pay city or state tax.