During the 2010/2011 NHL season, Tim Thomas played goaltender for the Boston Bruins, wearing number 30. He reportedly had a salary of $6,000,000. The total team salary for the Boston Bruins was reportedly $64,822,500, so his salary was about 9.3% of the team's total reported payroll. The median salary for a player on the Boston Bruins was $1,875,000. The average salary was $2,700,937. During the 57 games that he played that season, he scored 0 goals and had 3 assists - a total of 3 points. If we divide his reported salary by the number of games played, we find he earned $105,263.16 per game played. Tim Thomas had a plus/minus of 0, 13 PIM (penalties in minutes), 0 PP (power play goals), 0 SH (short-handed goals), 0 GWG (game winning goals), and took 0 shots. He had a shooting percentage in the 2010/2011 season of 0.00%. His goaltending statistics include 3364 min, 1811 SA (shots against), 112 GA (goals against), 2.00 GAA (goals against average), 93.80% save percent, and a record of 35-11-9, including 9 shutouts. If we want to try to evaluate his performance strictly as a goaltender, we can divide his salary by the number of shots against. His salary per shot against was $3,313.
But then, there are taxes. Each hockey season is played during two calendar years, however, given an annual salary in the U.S. of $6,000,000 we can estimate that he would have to pay $2,075,284 in federal income taxes. That is about the same amount of tax as the tax paid by 255 median high school teachers, 290 median police officers, or 411 median fire fighters. After paying the IRS, he would have $3,924,716 left over. However, he may still have to use some of that money to pay state or city taxes as well.