Zdeno Chara wore number 33 while playing defenseman for the Boston Bruins in the 2010/2011 NHL season. He reportedly had a salary of $7,500,000. The total team salary for the Boston Bruins was reportedly $64,822,500, so his salary represented 11.6% of that total team payroll. The average salary for a player on the Boston Bruins was $2,700,937. The median salary was $1,875,000. He played a total of 81 games that season, with 14 goals and 30 assists - a total of 44 points. Dividing his reported salary by the number of games played, we find he earned $92,592.59 per game. Zdeno Chara had a plus/minus of 33, 88 PIM (penalties in minutes), 8 PP (power play goals), 1 SH (short-handed goals), 2 GWG (game winning goals), and took 264 shots. He had a shooting percentage in the 2010/2011 season of 5.30%. 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 $535,714 and his salary per point was $170,455.
What about taxes? The hockey season is split between two calendar years, however, with a annual U.S.-based salary of $7,500,000 he can expect to pay around $2,600,284 in federal income taxes. That is about the same dollar amount of tax as the tax paid by 319 median high school teachers, 363 median police officers, or 516 median fire fighters. After paying the IRS, he would have $4,899,716 left over, although he still may have to pay city or state tax.