During the 2008/2009 NHL season, Al Montoya played goaltender for the Phoenix Coyotes, wearing number 35. He reportedly had a salary of $700,000. The total team salary for the Phoenix Coyotes was reportedly $39,102,500, so his salary was about 1.8% of the team's total reported payroll. The median salary for a player on the Phoenix Coyotes was $885,000. The average salary was $1,503,942. During the 5 games that he played that season, he scored 0 goals and had 0 assists - a total of 0 points. If we divide his reported salary by the number of games played, we find he earned $140,000.00 per game played. Al Montoya had a plus/minus of 0, 0 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 2008/2009 season of 0.00%. His goaltending statistics include 259 min, 2.08 GAA (goals against average), 92.50% save percent, and a record of 3-1-, including 1 shutouts.
But then, there are taxes. Each hockey season is played during two calendar years, however, given an annual salary in the U.S. of $700,000 we can estimate that he would have to pay $220,689 in federal income taxes. That is about the same amount of tax as the tax paid by 27 median high school teachers, 31 median police officers, or 44 median fire fighters. After paying the IRS, he would have $479,311 left over. However, he may still have to use some of that money to pay state or city taxes as well.