Playing defenseman and wearing number 2, Nicklas Grossman played for the Dallas Stars during the 2009/2010 NHL season. He reportedly earned $1,050,000 for his time on the ice. The total team salary for the Dallas Stars was reportedly $45,545,000, so his salary represented 2.3% 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 Dallas Stars was $1,075,000, while the average salary was $1,897,708. He played a total of 71 games that season, with 0 goals and 7 assists - a total of 7 points. If we divide his reported salary by the number of games played, we find he earned $14,788.73 per game played. Nicklas Grossman had a plus/minus of -3, 32 PIM (penalties in minutes), 0 PP (power play goals), 0 SH (short-handed goals), 0 GWG (game winning goals), and took 58 shots. He had a shooting percentage in the 2009/2010 season of 0.00%.
But then, there are taxes. Each hockey season is played during two calendar years, however, given an annual salary in the U.S. of $1,050,000 we can estimate that he would have to pay $343,149 in federal income taxes. That is about the same amount of tax as the tax paid by 42 median high school teachers, 48 median police officers, or 68 median fire fighters. After paying the IRS, he would have $706,851 left over. However, he may still have to use some of that money to pay state or city taxes as well.