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Jason Gerardo Cirone (born February 21, 1971 in Toronto, Ontario) is a Canadian ice hockey centre. He played for the Winnipeg Jets of the NHL.

He played junior hockey for the Cornwall Royals and the Windsor Spitfires from 1987 to 1991. The Winnipeg Jets chose him 46th overall in the 1989 NHL Entry Draft. Cirone turned pro in 1991-92 with the Moncton Hawks and got in a three game trial with the Jets.

Cirone went to Italy in 1992-93 to play for AS Asiago Hockey. While there he was traded to the Florida Panthers for Dave Tomlinson. Cirone returned to North America but could not crack the expansion Panthers roster. He spent the next seven seasons in the minor pros, the last four with the Kansas City Blades.

In 2000 Tomlinson returned to Europe to play for the Frankfurt Lions. He went back to Asiago in 2001 for six seasons. He retired in 2008.

He became an Italian citizen, playing for Italy in the 2006 Olympics and the 2006, 2007, and the 2008 World Championships.

In the NHL Cirone played 3 games and scored no points.

He is now the coach of the Metro Jets of the North American 3 Hockey League.

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