Playing defenseman and wearing number 3, Jack Johnson played for the Los Angeles Kings during the 2008/2009 NHL season. He reportedly had a salary of $850,000. The total team salary for the Los Angeles Kings was reportedly $36,112,500, so his salary represented 2.4% of that total team payroll. The average salary for a player on the Los Angeles Kings was $1,504,687. The median salary was $850,000. He played a total of 41 games that season, with 6 goals and 5 assists - a total of 11 points. Dividing his reported salary by the number of games played, we find he earned $20,731.71 per game. Jack Johnson had a plus/minus of -18, 46 PIM (penalties in minutes), 3 PP (power play goals), 0 SH (short-handed goals), 0 GWG (game winning goals), and took 50 shots. He had a shooting percentage in the 2008/2009 season of 12.00%. 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 $141,667 and his salary per point was $77,273.
What about taxes? The hockey season is split between two calendar years, however, with an annual U.S.-based salary of $850,000 he can expect to pay around $273,189 in federal income taxes. That is about the same dollar amount of tax as the tax paid by 34 median high school teachers, 38 median police officers, or 54 median fire fighters. After paying the IRS, he would have $576,811 left over, although he still may have to pay city or state tax.