Wearing number 25, Matt Carle played the position of defenseman while playing for the Philadelphia Flyers during the 2008/2009 National Hockey League season. He reportedly had a salary of $2,950,000. The total team salary for the Philadelphia Flyers was reportedly $60,472,500, so his salary was about 4.9% of the team's total reported payroll. The median salary for a player on the Philadelphia Flyers was $1,950,000, while the average salary was $2,748,750. During the 76 games that he played that season, he scored 5 goals and had 21 assists - a total of 26 points. Dividing his reported salary by the number of games played, we find he earned $38,815.79 per game. Matt Carle had a plus/minus of 3, 22 PIM (penalties in minutes), 0 PP (power play goals), 0 SH (short-handed goals), 2 GWG (game winning goals), and took 85 shots. He had a shooting percentage in the 2008/2009 season of 5.90%. 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 $590,000 and his salary per point was $113,462.
What about taxes? The hockey season is split between two calendar years, however, with an annual U.S.-based salary of $2,950,000 he can expect to pay around $1,008,189 in federal income taxes. That is about the same dollar amount of tax as the tax paid by 124 median high school teachers, 141 median police officers, or 200 median fire fighters. After paying the IRS, he would have $1,941,811 left over, although he still may have to pay city or state tax.