Playing goaltender and wearing number 30, Martin Brodeur played for the New Jersey Devils during the 2008/2009 NHL season. He earned a salary, reportedly, of $5,200,000. The total team salary for the New Jersey Devils was reportedly $55,654,200, so his salary represented 9.3% 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 New Jersey Devils was $2,500,000, while the average salary was $2,419,747. He played a total of 31 games that season, with 0 goals and 0 assists - a total of 0 points. If we divide his reported salary by the number of games played, we find he earned $167,741.94 per game played. Martin Brodeur had a plus/minus of 0, 4 PIM (penalties in minutes), 0 PP (power play goals), 0 SH (short-handed goals), 0 GWG (game winning goals), and took 0 shots. He had a shooting percentage in the 2008/2009 season of 0.00%. His goaltending statistics include 1814 min, 2.41 GAA (goals against average), 91.60% save percent, and a record of 19-9-, including 5 shutouts.
But then, there are taxes. Each hockey season is played during two calendar years, however, given an annual salary in the U.S. of $5,200,000 we can estimate that he would have to pay $1,795,689 in federal income taxes. That is about the same amount of tax as the tax paid by 220 median high school teachers, 251 median police officers, or 356 median fire fighters. After paying the IRS, he would have $3,404,311 left over. However, he may still have to use some of that money to pay state or city taxes as well.