The 1994–95 Deutsche Eishockey Liga season was the inaugural season of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (English: German Ice Hockey League). The Kölner Haie (English: Cologne Sharks) the won the first DEL season to become German Champions.
The first season 1994-95 started with 18 teams, twelve from the old 1st Bundesliga, six from the 2nd Bundesliga.
The new league immediately attracted corporate sponsorship with the Krombacher Brewery featuring a prominent spot on the league logo.
In the main round the 18 teams played a home-and-away schedule and, in regional groups, a second single round. After this, the play-off round of the last sixteen in the mode best of seven took place . The semi-finals and final were played in the mode best of five. The hope to be able to avoid the troubles of the old Bundesliga by stricter financial controls did not materialise in the first season. EC Hedos München, the Bundesliga's last champion, now renamed Mad Dogs Munich, folded on 18 December 1994.