Wearing number 19, Scott Hartnell played the position of left winger while playing for the Philadelphia Flyers during the 2008/2009 National Hockey League season. His salary for the time he spent on the ice that season was reportedly $4,700,000. The total team salary for the Philadelphia Flyers was reportedly $60,472,500, so his salary was about 7.8% of the team's total reported payroll. Comparing his salary to the other players on his team, reportedly, the average salary for a player on the Philadelphia Flyers was $2,748,750, while the median salary was $1,950,000. During the 82 games that he played that season, he scored 30 goals and had 30 assists - a total of 60 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 $57,317.07 per game. Scott Hartnell had a plus/minus of 14, 143 PIM (penalties in minutes), 6 PP (power play goals), 1 SH (short-handed goals), 5 GWG (game winning goals), and took 210 shots. He had a shooting percentage in the 2008/2009 season of 14.30%. If we want to evaluate his performance strictly on offense, we can divide his salary by the number of goals scored, as well as by the number of points (goals plus assists). His salary per goal scored was $156,667 and his salary per point was $78,333.
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 $4,700,000 we can estimate that he would have to hand over $1,620,689 in federal income taxes. For comparison, that is about the same amount of tax as the tax paid by 199 median high school teachers, 226 median police officers, or 321 median fire fighters. After paying the federal government, he would have $3,079,311 left over. However, he may still need to use some of that money to pay state or city taxes as well.