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Sidney Crosby Pittsburgh Penguins 2010-2011 NHL statistics

Playing center and wearing number 87, Sidney Crosby played for the Pittsburgh Penguins during the 2010/2011 NHL season. His salary for the season was reportedly \$9,000,000. The total team salary for the Pittsburgh Penguins was reportedly \$67,737,500, so his salary represented 13.3% of that total team payroll. That season, the average salary for a player on the Pittsburgh Penguins was \$2,605,288, while the median salary was \$1,325,000. He played a total of 41 games that season, with 32 goals and 34 assists - a total of 66 points. To find out how much he earned per game played, we can divide his reported salary by the number of games played. He earned \$219,512.20 per game. Sidney Crosby had a plus/minus of 20, 31 PIM (penalties in minutes), 10 PP (power play goals), 1 SH (short-handed goals), 3 GWG (game winning goals), and took 161 shots. He had a shooting percentage in the 2010/2011 season of 19.90%. 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 \$281,250 and his salary per point was \$136,364.

Don't forget about taxes. Although each NHL season is composed of months two separate calendar years, having a salary in the United States of \$9,000,000 we can estimate that he would have to hand over \$3,125,284 in federal income taxes. For comparison, that is about the same amount of tax as the tax paid by 384 median high school teachers, 437 median police officers, or 620 median fire fighters. After paying the federal government, he would have \$5,874,716 left over. However, he may still need to use some of that money to pay state or city taxes as well.

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