Nick Bailen from NCAA to European Stardom

Nick Bailen from NCAA to European Stardom

The following article appeared on on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 featuring former Rensselaer standout Nick Bailen, who is playing professionally in Europe.

By Alessandro Seren Rosso

RPI alumnus Nick Bailen didn’t have an impact in North America but is having a very good career in Europe instead. In this translated interview, originally appearing on the popular Russian website Sport-Express, American defenseman Nick Bailen discussed his move to Traktor Chelyabinsk, his career and his time in the NCAA, and sheds some light on his private life.

Igor Eronko: Not long after signing with Traktor, you agreed to renew your contract for one more year.

Nick Bailen: I had a good preseason, the team played well, that’s probably why they offered me a new contract.

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