Mike Modano wore number 9 while playing center for the Dallas Stars in the 2009/2010 NHL season. He reportedly had a salary of $2,250,000. The total team salary for the Dallas Stars was reportedly $45,545,000, so his salary represented 4.9% of that total team payroll. That season, the average salary for a player on the Dallas Stars was $1,897,708, while the median salary was $1,075,000. He played a total of 59 games that season, with 14 goals and 16 assists - a total of 30 points. To find out how much he earned per game played, we can divide his reported salary by the number of games played. He earned $38,135.59 per game. Mike Modano had a plus/minus of -6, 22 PIM (penalties in minutes), 3 PP (power play goals), 0 SH (short-handed goals), 2 GWG (game winning goals), and took 115 shots. He had a shooting percentage in the 2009/2010 season of 12.20%. 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 $160,714 and his salary per point was $75,000.
Don't forget about taxes. Although each NHL season is composed of months two separate calendar years, having a salary in the United States of $2,250,000 we can estimate that he would have to hand over $763,149 in federal income taxes. For comparison, that is about the same amount of tax as the tax paid by 94 median high school teachers, 107 median police officers, or 151 median fire fighters. After paying the federal government, he would have $1,486,851 left over. However, he may still need to use some of that money to pay state or city taxes as well.