Duvie Westcott was born October 30, 1977 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. A graduate of WCHA's St. Cloud State Huskies, Westcott was a member of the Winnipeg South Blues prior to his collegiate career that began at the University of Anchorage Alaska in 1997-98.
After only a half season at Anchorage Alaska, Westcott decided to leave the team and the school to join the United States Hockey League's Omaha Lancers. In 1998-99 Westcott sat out the entire NCAA season because of his transfer status from Anchorage Alaska to St. Cloud State.
Combining steady defensive skills with a penchant for playmaking, Westcott entered his first season at St. Cloud State looking for a fresh start to his collegiate career. An Academic All-WCHA award winner in 1999-2000 and a member St. Cloud State University Dean's List, Westcott finished with 34 points in his second year with the Huskies before deciding to sign as a free agent with the Columbus Blue Jackets following the 2000-01 NCAA season.
The Winnipeg, Manitoba native spent the majority of his first professional season with the Blue Jackets AHL affiliate in Syracuse, while suiting up for a handful of games with the parent club. After one more season of shared duties between Columbus and Syracuse, Westcott went on to miss the majority of the 2003-04 season due to injury.