During the 2009/2010 NHL season, Matthew Lombardi played center for the Phoenix Coyotes, wearing number 15. His salary for the season was reportedly $2,350,000. The total team salary for the Phoenix Coyotes was reportedly $49,025,000, so his salary was about 4.8% of the team's total reported payroll. The median salary for a player on the Phoenix Coyotes was $1,125,000. The average salary was $1,885,576. During the 78 games that he played that season, he scored 19 goals and had 34 assists - a total of 53 points. If we divide his reported salary by the number of games played, we find he earned $30,128.21 per game played. Matthew Lombardi had a plus/minus of 8, 36 PIM (penalties in minutes), 4 PP (power play goals), 0 SH (short-handed goals), 2 GWG (game winning goals), and took 174 shots. He had a shooting percentage in the 2009/2010 season of 10.90%. 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 $123,684 and his salary per point was $44,340.
But then, there are taxes. Each hockey season is played during two calendar years, however, given an annual salary in the U.S. of $2,350,000 we can estimate that he would have to pay $798,149 in federal income taxes. That is about the same amount of tax as the tax paid by 98 median high school teachers, 112 median police officers, or 158 median fire fighters. After paying the IRS, he would have $1,551,851 left over. However, he may still have to use some of that money to pay state or city taxes as well.