During the 2008/2009 NHL season, Jarret Stoll played center for the Los Angeles Kings, wearing number 28. His salary for the season was reportedly $4,100,000. The total team salary for the Los Angeles Kings was reportedly $36,112,500, so his salary was about 11.4% of the team's total reported payroll. The median salary for a player on the Los Angeles Kings was $850,000. The average salary was $1,504,687. During the 74 games that he played that season, he scored 18 goals and had 23 assists - a total of 41 points. If we divide his reported salary by the number of games played, we find he earned $55,405.41 per game played. Jarret Stoll had a plus/minus of -7, 68 PIM (penalties in minutes), 10 PP (power play goals), 0 SH (short-handed goals), 1 GWG (game winning goals), and took 155 shots. He had a shooting percentage in the 2008/2009 season of 11.60%. 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 $227,778 and his salary per point was $100,000.
But then, there are taxes. Each hockey season is played during two calendar years, however, given an annual salary in the U.S. of $4,100,000 we can estimate that he would have to pay $1,410,689 in federal income taxes. That is about the same amount of tax as the tax paid by 173 median high school teachers, 197 median police officers, or 280 median fire fighters. After paying the IRS, he would have $2,689,311 left over. However, he may still have to use some of that money to pay state or city taxes as well.