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Sergei Kostitsyn Nashville Predators 2010-2011 NHL statistics
Wearing number 74, Sergei Kostitsyn played the position of left winger while playing for the Nashville Predators during the 2010/2011 National Hockey League season. His salary for the season was reportedly $550,000. The total team salary for the Nashville Predators was reportedly $51,387,500, so his salary was about 1.1% of the team's total reported payroll. The median salary for a player on the Nashville Predators was $1,275,000, while the average salary was $2,141,145. During the 77 games that he played that season, he scored 23 goals and had 27 assists - a total of 50 points. Dividing his reported salary by the number of games played, we find he earned $7,142.86 per game. Sergei Kostitsyn had a plus/minus of 10, 20 PIM (penalties in minutes), 4 PP (power play goals), 1 SH (short-handed goals), 2 GWG (game winning goals), and took 93 shots. He had a shooting percentage in the 2010/2011 season of 24.70%. 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 $23,913 and his salary per point was $11,000.
What about taxes? The hockey season is split between two calendar years, however, with a annual U.S.-based salary of $550,000 he can expect to pay around $167,784 in federal income taxes. That is about the same dollar amount of tax as the tax paid by 21 median high school teachers, 23 median police officers, or 33 median fire fighters. After paying the IRS, he would have $382,216 left over, although he still may have to pay city or state tax.
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