Playing left winger and wearing number 21, Loui Eriksson played for the Dallas Stars during the 2009/2010 NHL season. He earned a salary, reportedly, of $1,700,000. The total team salary for the Dallas Stars was reportedly $45,545,000, so his salary represented 3.7% of that total team payroll. That season, the average salary for a player on the Dallas Stars was $1,897,708, while the median salary was $1,075,000. He played a total of 82 games that season, with 29 goals and 42 assists - a total of 71 points. To find out how much he earned per game played, we can divide his reported salary by the number of games played. He earned $20,731.71 per game. Loui Eriksson had a plus/minus of -4, 26 PIM (penalties in minutes), 6 PP (power play goals), 2 SH (short-handed goals), 4 GWG (game winning goals), and took 214 shots. He had a shooting percentage in the 2009/2010 season of 13.60%. 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 $58,621 and his salary per point was $23,944.
Don't forget about taxes. Although each NHL season is composed of months two separate calendar years, having a salary in the United States of $1,700,000 we can estimate that he would have to hand over $570,649 in federal income taxes. For comparison, that is about the same amount of tax as the tax paid by 70 median high school teachers, 80 median police officers, or 113 median fire fighters. After paying the federal government, he would have $1,129,351 left over. However, he may still need to use some of that money to pay state or city taxes as well.