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Simon Gagne Tampa Bay Lightning 2010-2011 NHL statistics


Wearing number 12, Simon Gagne played the position of left winger while playing for the Tampa Bay Lightning during the 2010/2011 National Hockey League season. He reportedly earned $5,250,000 for his time on the ice. The total team salary for the Tampa Bay Lightning was reportedly $56,812,500, so his salary was about 9.2% of the team's total reported payroll. The median salary for a player on the Tampa Bay Lightning was $1,000,000, while the average salary was $2,367,187. During the 63 games that he played that season, he scored 17 goals and had 23 assists - a total of 40 points. Dividing his reported salary by the number of games played, we find he earned $83,333.33 per game. Simon Gagne had a plus/minus of -12, 20 PIM (penalties in minutes), 7 PP (power play goals), 0 SH (short-handed goals), 3 GWG (game winning goals), and took 154 shots. He had a shooting percentage in the 2010/2011 season of 11.00%. 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 $308,824 and his salary per point was $131,250.

What about taxes? The hockey season is split between two calendar years, however, with a annual U.S.-based salary of $5,250,000 he can expect to pay around $1,812,784 in federal income taxes. That is about the same dollar amount of tax as the tax paid by 223 median high school teachers, 253 median police officers, or 359 median fire fighters. After paying the IRS, he would have $3,437,216 left over, although he still may have to pay city or state tax.


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