“People who give more than take in their lives should be aware that their efforts are needed and appreciated.”
This is an honest story about my life. I am a professional ice hockey player from Russia and have experienced many interesting situations in my life including great victories and painful failures. It has been a great ride so far, but much more is yet to come.
There are things that define me. My story, my hockey career and my ego. Get to know me better!
We all have a story to tell. A story that defines us. Who we are and where do we come from. This is mine.
Hockey is my passion and profession. I am blessed that I can do what I love for living. See my journey here.
As a professional athlete you represent the whole team and organisation. I take pride in everything what I do.
My name is Nikolai Belov. I am 32 years old and this is a story of my life as a professional ice hockey player so far. It all started when I was around 3 years old, when my dad took me to the ice hockey rink for the first time.
While I don’t remember those early moments, I am forever grateful to him as from that moment on, ice hockey has been my life. Presently, ice hockey is my full time job and teammates are my second family. Honestly, ice hockey is almost like my second religion.
As a kid I loved all kinds of sports. Ice hockey was not always the obvious choice, because when you are young you get excited about everything. As a teenager it was not always easy to live a disciplined life and keep the aim to become a professional player. It was only when I turned 18, I had an epiphany and realised I was meant to be a hockey player. I still remember those first magical moments at the Ledovij Dvorets (stadium in Moscow), where nothing else matters except the game and the players. It is almost like the rest of the world around you just fades away.
Ak Bars Kazan
SKA ST. Petersburg
Favorite Russian food? Good old boiled Pelmeni.
Greatest Ice Hockey memory? The victory in a KHL Gagarin Cup with SKA St. Petersburg in 2015 -2016.
Style for me is more than just my clothes. It is more like a philosophy. I pay attention how I present myself. Details matter in everything I do.
Collecting baseball caps is my fun hobby. I like to collect caps of the teams we play against. Nothing serious. Just a little souvenir to take home.
I believe that those who have, should share with the less fortunate. Even something that feels like a small thing can be important for someone.
Who exactly is an ice hockey agent? What sort of personality is typical for an agent and what drives him or her forward?
My name is Polina Soboleva and I believe that anyone who decided to become an agent, should find an answer to these questions. Of course, we all have different approach. Personally, I did ask these questions from myself when I decided to become one. First and the only true answer that came to my mind immediately was the unlimited desire to help people in need. And to find answers and solutions in the ruthless and challenging world of professional sports.
I was sure that I could find the right answer in any situation or solution to any problem. I felt as if it was my instincts together with my strong internal drive to work hard and to never give up that would eventually make me successful.