Playing defenseman and wearing number 27, Steve Staios played for the Calgary Flames during the 2009/2010 NHL season. He earned a salary, reportedly, of $2,800,000. The total team salary for the Calgary Flames was reportedly $60,372,000, so his salary represented 4.6% of that total team payroll. The average salary for a player on the Calgary Flames was $2,624,869. The median salary was $1,750,000. He played a total of 58 games that season, with 1 goal and 9 assists - a total of 10 points. Dividing his reported salary by the number of games played, we find he earned $48,275.86 per game. Steve Staios had a plus/minus of -27, 75 PIM (penalties in minutes), 1 PP (power play goals), 0 SH (short-handed goals), 0 GWG (game winning goals), and took 61 shots. He had a shooting percentage in the 2009/2010 season of 1.60%. 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 $2,800,000 and his salary per point was $280,000.
What about taxes? The hockey season is split between two calendar years, however, with a annual U.S.-based salary of $2,800,000 he can expect to pay around $955,649 in federal income taxes. That is about the same dollar amount of tax as the tax paid by 117 median high school teachers, 134 median police officers, or 189 median fire fighters. After paying the IRS, he would have $1,844,351 left over, although he still may have to pay city or state tax.