Wearing number 91, Mike Comrie played the position of center while playing for the Edmonton Oilers during the 2009/2010 National Hockey League season. His salary for the season was reportedly $1,250,000. The total team salary for the Edmonton Oilers was reportedly $50,782,500, so his salary was about 2.5% of the team's total reported payroll. The median salary for a player on the Edmonton Oilers was $1,225,000, while the average salary was $2,115,937. During the 43 games that he played that season, he scored 13 goals and had 8 assists - a total of 21 points. Dividing his reported salary by the number of games played, we find he earned $29,069.77 per game. Mike Comrie had a plus/minus of -9, 30 PIM (penalties in minutes), 5 PP (power play goals), 0 SH (short-handed goals), 0 GWG (game winning goals), and took 97 shots. He had a shooting percentage in the 2009/2010 season of 13.40%. 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 $96,154 and his salary per point was $59,524.
What about taxes? The hockey season is split between two calendar years, however, with a annual U.S.-based salary of $1,250,000 he can expect to pay around $413,149 in federal income taxes. That is about the same dollar amount of tax as the tax paid by 51 median high school teachers, 58 median police officers, or 82 median fire fighters. After paying the IRS, he would have $836,851 left over, although he still may have to pay city or state tax.