While it could be expensive frequenting these bars and nightclubs, you have a better chance of chatting up the singles among them.This is because unlike at the dugout or on the field, here your player is likely to be in the mood for socializing.Read up the sports papers and tabloids to find out the places where professional hockey players usually gather for a drink or a dance.For instance you could hang out in the Green Room after catching a Rangers game at Madison Square Garden in NYC.Players have to be there for a specific number of games a year, not to mention near-daily training, workouts, practices and meetings.So check from team websites what time the stadium gates open, both on game days and off-days and then get their early.Don't be shy about calling out a player's name – just be loud enough to be heard.In case he is open to a chat, be friendly, and have something interesting.
But even if your partner plays hockey for love and not money, you still have a lot to gain.
you can also come across a player when his team is touring.
Find the hotel where the team is putting up – it will probably be the grandest one that is in close proximity to the stadium.
That will give you time to meet a pro you have your eyes on - most likely after practice.
Approach him up on a non-game day, when he is relatively relaxed and has more time and energy for a chat.
Hang out in the lobby a few hours prior to the game and get chatting with your guy as he leaves for pregame activities.