Wearing number 71, Lubomir Visnovsky played the position of defenseman while playing for the Edmonton Oilers during the 2008/2009 National Hockey League season. His salary for the time he spent on the ice that season was reportedly $7,000,000. The total team salary for the Edmonton Oilers was reportedly $54,067,381, so his salary was about 12.9% of the team's total reported payroll. The median salary for a player on the Edmonton Oilers was $1,750,000, while the average salary was $2,350,755. During the 50 games that he played that season, he scored 8 goals and had 23 assists - a total of 31 points. Dividing his reported salary by the number of games played, we find he earned $140,000.00 per game. Lubomir Visnovsky had a plus/minus of 6, 30 PIM (penalties in minutes), 5 PP (power play goals), 0 SH (short-handed goals), 1 GWG (game winning goals), and took 86 shots. He had a shooting percentage in the 2008/2009 season of 9.30%. 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 $875,000 and his salary per point was $225,806.
What about taxes? The hockey season is split between two calendar years, however, with an annual U.S.-based salary of $7,000,000 he can expect to pay around $2,425,689 in federal income taxes. That is about the same dollar amount of tax as the tax paid by 298 median high school teachers, 339 median police officers, or 481 median fire fighters. After paying the IRS, he would have $4,574,311 left over, although he still may have to pay city or state tax.