Playing defenseman and wearing number 6, Randy Jones played for the Philadelphia Flyers during the 2008/2009 NHL season. He reportedly had a salary of $2,500,000. The total team salary for the Philadelphia Flyers was reportedly $60,472,500, so his salary represented 4.1% of that total team payroll. That season, the average salary for a player on the Philadelphia Flyers was $2,748,750, while the median salary was $1,950,000. He played a total of 47 games that season, with 4 goals and 4 assists - a total of 8 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 $53,191.49 per game. Randy Jones had a plus/minus of 8, 22 PIM (penalties in minutes), 1 PP (power play goals), 0 SH (short-handed goals), 2 GWG (game winning goals), and took 45 shots. He had a shooting percentage in the 2008/2009 season of 8.90%. 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 $625,000 and his salary per point was $312,500.
Don't forget about taxes. Although each NHL season is composed of months in two separate calendar years, having a salary in the United States of $2,500,000 we can estimate that he would have to hand over $850,689 in federal income taxes. For comparison, that is about the same amount of tax as the tax paid by 104 median high school teachers, 119 median police officers, or 169 median fire fighters. After paying the federal government, he would have $1,649,311 left over. However, he may still need to use some of that money to pay state or city taxes as well.