Ken Klee wore number 2 while playing defenseman for the Phoenix Coyotes in the 2008/2009 NHL season. He reportedly earned $1,250,000 for his time on the ice. The total team salary for the Phoenix Coyotes was reportedly $39,102,500, so his salary represented 3.2% of that total team payroll. The average salary for a player on the Phoenix Coyotes was $1,503,942. The median salary was $885,000. He played a total of 71 games that season, with 1 goal and 10 assists - a total of 11 points. Dividing his reported salary by the number of games played, we find he earned $17,605.63 per game. Ken Klee had a plus/minus of 9, 28 PIM (penalties in minutes), 0 PP (power play goals), 0 SH (short-handed goals), 0 GWG (game winning goals), and took 51 shots. He had a shooting percentage in the 2008/2009 season of 2.00%. 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 $1,250,000 and his salary per point was $113,636.
What about taxes? The hockey season is split between two calendar years, however, with an annual U.S.-based salary of $1,250,000 he can expect to pay around $413,189 in federal income taxes. That is about the same dollar amount of tax as the tax paid by 51 median high school teachers, 58 median police officers, or 82 median fire fighters. After paying the IRS, he would have $836,811 left over, although he still may have to pay city or state tax.