Playing right winger and wearing number 22, Mike Knuble played for the Philadelphia Flyers during the 2008/2009 NHL season. His salary for the season was reportedly $2,800,000. The total team salary for the Philadelphia Flyers was reportedly $60,472,500, so his salary represented 4.6% 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 Philadelphia Flyers was $1,950,000, while the average salary was $2,748,750. He played a total of 82 games that season, with 27 goals and 20 assists - a total of 47 points. If we divide his reported salary by the number of games played, we find he earned $34,146.34 per game played. Mike Knuble had a plus/minus of 5, 62 PIM (penalties in minutes), 11 PP (power play goals), 0 SH (short-handed goals), 6 GWG (game winning goals), and took 173 shots. He had a shooting percentage in the 2008/2009 season of 15.60%. We can divide his salary by the number of goals scored, as well as by the number of points (goals plus assists), if we want to try to evaluate his performance strictly on offense. His salary per goal scored was $103,704 and his salary per point was $59,574.
But then, there are taxes. Each hockey season is played during two calendar years, however, given an annual salary in the U.S. of $2,800,000 we can estimate that he would have to pay $955,689 in federal income taxes. That is about the same amount of tax as the tax paid by 117 median high school teachers, 134 median police officers, or 189 median fire fighters. After paying the IRS, he would have $1,844,311 left over. However, he may still have to use some of that money to pay state or city taxes as well.