Playing left winger and wearing number 16, Petr Prucha played for the Phoenix Coyotes during the 2009/2010 NHL season. He earned a salary, reportedly, of $1,150,000. The total team salary for the Phoenix Coyotes was reportedly $49,025,000, 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 Phoenix Coyotes was $1,125,000, while the average salary was $1,885,576. He played a total of 79 games that season, with 13 goals and 9 assists - a total of 22 points. If we divide his reported salary by the number of games played, we find he earned $14,556.96 per game played. Petr Prucha had a plus/minus of -2, 23 PIM (penalties in minutes), 4 PP (power play goals), 0 SH (short-handed goals), 2 GWG (game winning goals), and took 128 shots. He had a shooting percentage in the 2009/2010 season of 10.20%. 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 $88,462 and his salary per point was $52,273.
But then, there are taxes. Each hockey season is played during two calendar years, however, given an annual salary in the U.S. of $1,150,000 we can estimate that he would have to pay $378,149 in federal income taxes. That is about the same amount of tax as the tax paid by 46 median high school teachers, 53 median police officers, or 75 median fire fighters. After paying the IRS, he would have $771,851 left over. However, he may still have to use some of that money to pay state or city taxes as well.