A Saskatoon man involved in a violent attempted kidnapping has been sentenced to 44 months in prison.

Ryley Olynik, 20,  was sentenced for his role in forcing another man into a car after dragging him to the vehicle. The incident occurred in November 2009 near Saskatoon's Market Mall shopping centre.

The victim, who had been beaten, managed to get away.

Olynik's sentence was about half of what the Crown prosecutor on the case was seeking.

"Quite frankly we wanted more," Frank Impey said Tuesday after court. "[With] offenses of this nature we need to send a strong message to the community: that this type of conduct will not be tolerated."

Meanwhile, Olynik's lawyer, Michelle LeClair-Harding says her client is considering an appeal and maintains he did not commit the offence.