Lee Stempniak wore number 22 while playing right winger for the Phoenix Coyotes in the 2009/2010 NHL season. His salary for the time he spent on the ice that season was reportedly $3,500,000. The total team salary for the Phoenix Coyotes was reportedly $49,025,000, so his salary represented 7.1% of that total team payroll. We can compare his salary to the other players on his team. The median salary for a player on the Phoenix Coyotes was $1,125,000, while the average salary was $1,885,576. He played a total of 80 games that season, with 28 goals and 20 assists - a total of 48 points. If we divide his reported salary by the number of games played, we find he earned $43,750.00 per game played. Lee Stempniak had a plus/minus of 0, 26 PIM (penalties in minutes), 9 PP (power play goals), 1 SH (short-handed goals), 2 GWG (game winning goals), and took 212 shots. He had a shooting percentage in the 2009/2010 season of 13.20%. 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 $125,000 and his salary per point was $72,917.
But then, there are taxes. Each hockey season is played during two calendar years, however, given an annual salary in the U.S. of $3,500,000 we can estimate that he would have to pay $1,200,649 in federal income taxes. That is about the same amount of tax as the tax paid by 147 median high school teachers, 168 median police officers, or 238 median fire fighters. After paying the IRS, he would have $2,299,351 left over. However, he may still have to use some of that money to pay state or city taxes as well.