The 2006-07 Deutsche Eishockey Liga season was the 13th season since the founding of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (German Ice Hockey League). The league was played with 14 clubs in the 2006-07 season, the same number as the previous season. However, in place of the Kassel Huskies, who were relegated the previous season, the Straubing Tigers took part in the competition, having won the 2nd Bundesliga in 2005-06. The modus had slightly changed from the previous season. Each club played the other four times, resulting in 52 regular season games per club. The top six clubs at the end of the regular season are qualified for the first round of the play-offs. The clubs seven to ten play a preliminary round to determined the last two places for the first round. For the teams placed eleven to fourteen, the season had ended.
No club was relegated from the DEL this season and the Adler Mannheim (Mannheim Eagles) won it's 5th DEL Championship.
Abbreviations: P = Games played, OTW = Overtime win, PW = Win after penalty shootout, OTL = Overtime loss, PL = Loss after penalty shoutout, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against, (C) = Defending champion, (N) = New club
Source:DEL 2006-07. Official DEL website. Retrieved on 2008-04-11.
The four rounds of the 2006-07 play-offs were played under the following system:
Preliminary round: Best-of-three
First round: Best-of-seven
Semi finals: Best-of-five
Like the regular season, in the play-offs games will be decided by penalty shoot-outs (P) after a five minute overtime (OT) sudden-death. In all play-off rounds the higher placed team from the regular season has home advantage in the uneven numbered games (Game 1, 3, 5, 7) and the other team in the even numbered games (Game 2, 4, 6).